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UV 2016-17 Budget Ready for Voters
On Tuesday, May 17, Unadilla Valley Central School District residents will vote on a proposed $19.1 million budget for the 2016-17 school year.
The fiscal plan has a tax levy increase of 1.54 percent, which meets the state-mandated tax levy limit, and reflects a spending increase of $474,487, or 2.55 percent.
A 3.63 percent increase in state aid over the current year will allow the district to continue all academic programming, extracurricular activities and athletics, without any staffing-level changes. The proposed budget also aligns with Unadilla Valley’s goal in recent years of reducing reliance on reserves, something that district officials say is good for long-term financial health.
The bulk of the spending increase in the fiscal plan includes contractual salary and employee benefit costs. However, this is partially offset by projected decreases in the area of bond payments.
“This spending plan keeps Unadilla Valley on a solid financial footing by reducing reliance on reserve funds to balance the budget,” Superintendent Robert Mackey said. “The district can continue to focus on staff development and teacher effectiveness to ensure our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for success.”
Voters will also elect two school board candidates who are running unopposed 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 17 in the district office lobby at 4238 State Highway 8, in New Berlin.

Please visit our budget page for more information.

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