Putnam The area’s smallest school district continues to get smaller. Enrollment at Putnam Central School has declined each of the past three years — a trend that is expected to continue.
There are now 32 students in the pre-kindergarten through sixth grade school with another 38 Putnam students attending Ticonderoga Middle School and Ti High School through a tuition arrangement.
Those numbers mean few changes in the proposed 2012-13 Putnam Central School budget.
The proposed 2012-13 district spending plan totals $2,193,248. That’s a $40,934 — 1.9 percent — increase from the current budget of $2,152,314.
Putnam’s proposed 2012-13 tax levy is $1,689,033. That’s a $44,146 — 1.9 percent — increase from the present tax levy of $1,644,887.
The state tax cap for Putnam Central School is 2.79 percent.
Voters will decide on the proposed budget Tuesday, May 15, 1 to 8 p.m. in the school gym.
Superintendent Matt Boucher said the spending proposal has no major changes — increases or decreases — from the present budget.
Putnam voters will also fill one seat on the board of education. Running are Gerry Gendron and Cynthia Floor.