Residents to vote on $23.5 million spending plan on May 21
May 15, 2019 -- On Tuesday, May 21, Moravia Central School District residents will vote on the district’s proposed $23,481,165 budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget calls for a 2.47% increase in spending over 2018-19 and carries a 1.34% tax levy increase, the maximum allowed for the spending plan to pass with a simple majority.
The fiscal plan maintains all current programs; adds a grades UPK-5 counselor, a grades 6-12 technology teacher, a special education teacher and one teacher aide; and increases technology support and special education services through BOCES.
Residents also will elect four members to the Board of Education; decide on a proposition to replace three 66-passenger school buses at a cost not to exceed $330,000; consider a proposal to establish a capital reserve fund to finance construction, renovation and related costs; and vote on a $75,000 proposed budget for Powers Library.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 21, in the Board of Education conference room, which is located in the Moravia Middle School-High School building at 68 S. Main St., Moravia.
“We are proud to present a budget proposal that maintains all current programming, increases staffing in some key areas and keeps the impact on local taxpayers within the parameters set by New York state,” Superintendent of Schools John Birmingham said.