ELCS officials work to trim spending plan

— Under the current state aid runs, ELCS will receive $180,000 in a Small Government Assistance program and $3,429,241 in state aid, an increase of $236,357 from their previous budget run.

The district can raise $3,473,974 in the property tax levy, which is a 4 percent increase from 2012-13, the maximum allowed by the New York state tax levy cap for the school.

The next budget meeting will take place Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

"I will have forecast number three at that meeting," Osborne said. "As of right now, everything is prospective. Really, no final decisions are made until the vote in May."

For more information on the ELCS budget process, visit the school website, elcs.neric.org, and click on budget development under the “our district” tab.

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