Cuomo's tax cap, and what it could mean

Not to be forgotten is the fact that the school district has lost approximately $2.1 million in Onondaga County sales tax revenue.

Based on the above scenario that calls for a 4 percent aid increase, and with a two percent tax cap, Wayne Bleau, assistant superintendent for management services, estimates that we would be legally required to reduce the budget by $8 million, equivalent to approximately 100 positions, on top of the 192 positions that have been lost during the past three years. A zero-percent cap would result in a budget reduction of $9.5 million, or 118 less positions.

And keep in mind that all this is based on a 4 percent aid increase.

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