Proposed Schalmont school budget
Schalmont Central School District officials are optimistic that they can close their budget gap without teacher layoffs.
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Superintendent Carol Pallas on Monday presented a rough draft of the 2013-2014 budget to the Board of Education.
Business Administrator Joe Lenz said he projects that the Schalmont Central School District will receive about $200,000 more in aid under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal. If all programs and staff were maintained, the existing $41.9 million budget would increase to about $43.2 million.
The district’s tax levy limit is a 2.8 percent increase, according to the state formula. Lenz said the board wants to get below a 2 percent increase. Factoring the new state aid and a 2 percent tax levy increase, the district’s budget would be $42.98 million, which would be about $184,000 more than its revenue.
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