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Tax levy drops under adopted Schenectady school budget

Drop in property value means tax rates would rise

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After closing a middle school, changing every school’s hours and reducing the availability of electives at the high school, the Schenectady City School District Board of Education unanimously adopted its 2012-13 budget Wednesday. The $156 million budget includes a tax levy slightly smaller than this year, but because property assessments have gone down, taxes will likely go up. The amount has not yet been calculated, as assessment challenges continue to change the city’s total value. ...

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April 19, 2012
4:48 p.m.

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The big news was a crowd of parents and students who came to oppose art and music program cuts and to praise the excellence of both program offerings.
The speeches presented a success story contrary to the frequent school is a failure stories headlined in the news.