Liverpool BOE calls out state for overreliance on tests

— To read the district’s draft resolution, visit liverpool.k12.ny.us/files/filesystem/8-27-13%20Packet.pdf.

The board, however, did not vote on the resolution, as some members of the board were concerned about the language.

"I know we need to do something different,” said board member Stacy Balduf. “I know testing isn't the be-all, and I know our district and our teachers need our support. I just want to make sure we're using the right vehicle.”

The Baldwinsville, North Syracuse and Lyncourt school districts have already approved similar measures.

In other business:

The board approved the 2013-14 tax rates as follows:

Town of Salina: $25.99

Town of Clay: $597.77

Clay’s is significantly higher because Clay uses a partial assessment (4.35 percent, up from 4.34 percent last year), while Salina operates on a full assessment. Assessment in both towns has gone down (-0.6362 percent in Salina and -0.14 in Clay). The budget the BOE adopted April 8 estimated a tax levy increase of 5.2; the actual levy increase is 5.52.

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