“I’m happy to have other people face the difficult decisions we face,” said school board member Christopher McManus of the unpleasant choices that must be faced to close budget gaps.
Inclusion won’t be costly next year as the school district takes "baby steps," says Superintendent Marie Wiles.
Westerlo's tax rate is still unavailable, but is not expected to change much, according to Supervisor Richard Rapp.
The school district here, like those across the state, is facing a new budget year without the ability to raise taxes unless it can get a supermajority of voters to approve a hike.
Supervisor Michael Hammond says his last budget is "pretty much bullet proof."
Town employees will see 1-percent raises if the board approves the proposed budget.
Nearly $2 million in Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks will be distributed across the state to expand the United States Department of Agriculture’s $1.5 million program and reach more seniors.
The $22.3 million budget, three propositions, and a new board member were all given wide margins in a low turnout.
Marie Wiles, superintendent, Guilderland Central School District
Between two candidates for two school board seats, the person with the most votes will fill a four-year term, and the person with the second most will take a three-year position.
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