No increase for local school budget

On April 19, the Warrensburg Central School District Board of Education finalized its 2010-11 operating budget. The spending plan, calling for expenditures of $19 million, has not increased - and the tax levy is also to have no increase, as it will draw down $649,589 from the fund balance.

Girls volleyball, boys soccer, girls basketball and cheerleading - once considered for elimination in the budget -will be retained.

School board members Alan Smith and Brian Lace, whose terms expire this June, will not be replaced. Their seats on the board are not up for election this year because a proposition to reduce the school board from nine members to seven as of July 1 was passed last year.

There will be two propositions on the May 18 ballot: to establish a capital reserve fund and a reserve fund for repairs. The budget will be presented to the public 7 p.m. May 3 at the Thurman Town Hall and at 7 p.m. May 10 at the high school. Remember to vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 18, in the gym of the elementary school gym, off James St.

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