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Proposed 2017-18 Budget Maintains Programs; Vote Set for May 16
On Tuesday, May 16, Unadilla Valley Central School District residents will vote on a proposed $19.3 million budget for the 2017-18 school year.

The proposed fiscal plan has a tax levy increase of $52,654, or 1.25 percent, which meets the state-mandated tax levy limit, and reflects a spending increase of $228,041 or 1.20 percent.

A 0.63 percent increase in state aid over the current year will allow the district to continue all academic programming, extracurricular activities and athletics. Because state aid for UV is not projected at the levels seen in recent years and contractual costs have risen, the district will not fill a secondary school English teaching position and a teacher’s aide position being vacated through retirements.

The bulk of the spending increase in the fiscal plan includes contractual salary and employee benefit costs. The proposed budget also includes a $100,000 capital outlay project—90 percent of which is funded through state aid—designed to improve building technology and infrastructure.

Decreases in the budget are seen in the areas of tuition paid to send students to BOCES for special education and payments to the Teacher Retirement System.
The district continues to evaluate efficiencies in all areas of operation, as well as focus on improving academics.

“The district will continue to collaborate on staff development and teacher effectiveness to ensure our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for success,” Superintendent Robert Mackey said.

Voters will also elect three school board members from among five candidates, including three incumbents, and decide on a bus lease proposition, which, if approved, would have no impact on the local tax levy.

Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 16 in the district office lobby at 4238 State Highway 8, in New Berlin. For more information on the proposed budget, please visit the UV Budget Page.

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