April 19, 2018 -- The Marcellus Board of Education on April 16 adopted the proposed 2018-19 school budget that district residents will have the opportunity to vote on Tuesday, May 15.
As proposed, the $35,503,851 spending plan calls for a 3.2 percent increase in spending over 2017-18 and carries a 2.08 percent tax levy increase, which is the maximum increase allowed for the budget to pass with a simple majority.
The fiscal plan includes no program reductions; adds one part-time school psychologist; eliminates two elementary teacher positions and converts one into a K-12 technology integration and innovation specialist to help coordinate instructional technology and provide classroom support; eliminates one full-time administrator position; and restructures the maintenance department to increase efficiency.
Residents also will elect three members to the Board of Education and decide on a proposition to replace four school buses at a cost no greater than $435,984. A third proposition asks voters to consider a levy increase for the Marcellus Free Library.