Oil City school board to vote next week on tentative budget

Henrietta Brewer
May 15, 2018

They would receive this check if they taught an extra class at the end of the day for the year.

Additionally, a record number of candidates have filed to run for the United States House in Pennsylvania, including a large uptick of women.

In the gubernatorial race, three Republicans (Laura Ellsworth, Scott Wagner and Paul Mango) are vying to challenge Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in the fall.

Superintendent Art Tate has asked the board to determine whether it supports Vision 2020 as the platform for the board to respond to the district's School Budget Review Committee and, if not, how the board intends to respond to the committee.

District Superintendent Joseph Graves said funding for the salary agreement will be covered by the percentage increase in state funding, plus funds from a one-time state reimbursement package.

York Central School has proposed a 2018-19 budget of $16,771,418, an increase of $145,192, or 0.8 percent from the current budget.

In the city of Watervliet, residents will vote between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on a $27,411,000 budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year.

Tuckahoe residents can cast their votes from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.in the Tuckahoe School library.

ERES Academy's expansion hasn't been approved yet by OUSD's board, even though Arise has already spent millions on the new campus project with architects and consultants.

More than half of homeowners in Nassau County and almost one-third in Suffolk pay $10,000 or more in property taxes, compared with a national rate of 4.4 percent, according to Attom Data Solutions, a California-based real-estate information company.

Voters will choose four candidates to serve on the Board of Education. One is to fill the remaining two-year term of a member who resigned in September - incumbents John Acee and Charlene Hartman are running for re-election to the Board of Education. A handful of school board members are interested in expanding lunch time and recess.

A school board could also decide to simply adopt what is called a contingency budget, which limits certain spending. Mitchell Lemaire, who had been a former board member, was appointed to fill a vacancy left by Kelly Flint in September. The cuts are phased in over three years.

In Bridgehampton, voters will be asked to approve a $16.3 million budget next week-with a almost 14 percent increase in spending-and the three Board of Education incumbents in Bridgehampton will be enjoying a free run to keep their seats on the seven-member board. Any increase to the tax rate will be offset significantly by lowered maintenance costs, the district said in its budget newsletter. Also vying for a seat on the board are newcomers Katrina Talbot Bratge and Denise A. Szarek.

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