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Skaneateles BOE presents tentative budget

Rising costs for retirement, healthcare benefits will raise tax levy

Elections approaching

There are three seats on the board of education up for election this spring. Tom Lambdin and Keith Kreiger’s terms will expire and Michael Card will be stepping down at the end of the school year.

Card, a veteran of the board, had agreed to fill in for nine months starting in October 2012 when former board member Valerie Jerabeck had to step down because her family was moving away from the area.

The top two vote-getters in the election will serve three-year terms and the third highest vote-getter will serve two years — the remainder of Jerabeck’s original term.

Any residents interested in running for the board must file a petition with the district by April 22. More information can be found on the district’s website skanschools.org.

Board seeks input on capital funds project.

The board continued discussion of its proposed capital funds renovations project at the meeting, though they remained undecided on what to do about the middle school gym, which is sinking into the ground. They also tabled the discussion on paving the gravel lot by the high school and renovations to the auditorium.

The board decided not to vote on the scope of the project until its next meeting on April 16. In the meantime they are looking to get more public input on some of the issues. Residents can contact the board president Evan Dreyfuss at BOEPresident@skanschools.org with questions or comments on the proposed project.

Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatlespress.com.

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