April 11, 2017 -- On Monday, April 10, the Marcellus Board of Education adopted a $34,392,500 proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year. The budget calls for a 2.9 percent increase in spending over 2016-17 and carries a 1.98 percent tax levy increase, the maximum allowed for the district under the state’s tax levy limit law.
District residents will vote on the proposal between noon and 9 p.m. May 16. The annual school budget hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, May 8, in the Marcellus High School auditorium.
The fiscal plan includes no program reductions, adds some staffing, creates a more efficient, centralized copying center and includes a $100,000 capital outlay to replace the high school bleachers.
On May 16, residents also will elect two members to the Board of Education and consider three propositions: to replace four school buses and one passenger van at a cost no greater than $262,074; to create a capital reserve fund to pay for future construction, reconstruction, renovation and equipment purchases; and to increase the Marcellus Free Library budget.
Stay tuned in coming weeks for more detailed information on the district website budget page and in the printed budget newsletter that comes in the mail.