B'ville School District adopts $94 million budget

Public hearing on proposed budget scheduled for May 14

— On April 8, the Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education adopted a $94,992,417 budget proposal for 2013-14 with a tax levy increase of 2.9 percent, which is an increase of approximately $66.20 for a $100,000 assessed property value.

The district will hold a public hearing on the 2013-14 proposed budget at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School.

District residents will vote on the proposed 2013-14 budget from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 21in the auditorium of Baker High School. Voters will also be asked to vote on the annual bus purchase and the annual school board elections.

They will also be asked to vote on a building project to increase the bandwidth at Elden Elementary and Van Buren Elementary schools to match the bandwidth of the district’s six other academic buildings. The estimated cost of the project is $500,000. If the community approves the use of the district’s capital reserve fund for the local portion of the project cost, $105,000, there will be no cost to taxpayers. The district anticipates paying for the remaining cost of the project, $395,000, with state aid.

Budget documents are available on the district’s website at bville.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=1858. District residents will be sent a newsletter detailing the proposed budget in early May.

To be eligible to vote, you must be: 18 or older; a United States citizen; and a resident of the district for 30 days prior to the vote. Absentee ballots can be obtained by calling the district office at 638-6055 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The Baldwinsville Central School District will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the district’s Code of Conduct at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School, 29 East Oneida St., Baldwinsville.

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