Budget keeps levy increase at 2.08% cap
On May 15, 2018, Marcellus Central School District residents approved the district’s proposed $35,503,851 budget for the 2018-19 school year. The budget includesd a 3.2 percent increase in spending over 2017- 18 and carried a 2.08 percent tax levy increase, which was the maximum allowed for the spending plan to pass with a simple majority.
The budget included no program reductions; eliminated two elementary teacher positions and converted one into a K-12 technology integration and innovation specialist to help coordinate instructional technology and provide classroom support; increased a part-time elementary school psychologist position to full time; eliminated the vacant K-12 humanities coordinator position and distributed the job’s duties among remaining administrative staff; eliminated an administrative position in the maintenance department that became vacant through a retirement and added a maintenance worker position and clerical support, to help the department run more efficiently; added 0.2 FTE (full-time equivalent) in music instruction, which equals one day a week; added a full-time K-6 teacher assistant for increased special education needs.
School Tax Rates & Bills
Property tax rates are set by the Board of Education in August based on the total tax levy. Tax rates can only be determined after final equalization rates are provided by the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services and final assessments are provided by town assessors.
School tax rates for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:
The annual budget vote is Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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