June 2014

DISTRICT BUDGET VOTE

 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

 

Irondequoit High School

Music Room

 

6:00 a.m. - 9 :00 p.m.

BUDGET PRESENTATION

Pinegrove Community Center

Tuesday, June 10 / 11:30 a.m.

 

BUDGET HEARING

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Irondequoit High School Campus Center

 

Budget Vote:

Yes - 3,363
No - 2,789
Percent of yes votes - 55%
A 60% supermajority was needed - The budget did not pass.

 

Videos - Q & A with Superintendent Crane

 

Absentee Ballot Process


Proposed 2014-15 Budget of $67,690,729 is a budget to budget increase of 1.81%.

 

 

Proposal: -maintains current programs and services

 

-maintains current fee schedule for community use of facilities

 

-calls for an increase in teaching staff of up to 9 positions, mainly at lower grades where enrollment is expected to rise. Administration, clerical and maintenance staff will remain the same or decrease slightly. (Overall staff has been reduced by 75 people since 2008-09 due to declining enrollment and to reduce expenditures. Enrollment is beginning to rise, future cuts will impact class size and program.)

 

Budget Presentation

April 2014

Chicken Barbecue

June 3 Budget Hearing

Non-mandated Programs


Tax Levy Cap – 1.28% Proposed tax levy increase – 3.9%

The tax levy cap is different for each school district. Our cap is the lowest in Monroe County for 2014-15.

Presentation to Faculty

The Quote newsletter

Summary

Tax Rebates, Reductions


How would the proposed budget affect my tax bill?

If the Budget receives 60% positive vote and passes ….


The numbers below show the amount that property taxes would rise per YEAR.





Assessment

Homes w/o STAR

2014-15 Projected Tax Increase
Basic STAR

Enhanced STAR

$100,000.00

$108.00/yr.

$91.56/yr.

$75.56/yr.

$200,000.00

$216.00/yr.

$199.12/yr.

$183.12/yr.





The proposed budget plan has NO impact on the STAR reduction or the $350 rebate to be sent by NYS to families with children under the age of 18.

Voter Qualifications








 

Challenges - Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) is $2 million in 2014-15, these are funds that are subtracted after state aid is calculated. GEA has cut $12 million since 2009. GEA, unfunded mandates such as the teacher/administrator APPR law and the purchase of computers for online testing are the biggest challenges we faced in developing the budget.

 

 

 

A “super majority” is needed to pass the budget (60% of those voting).


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