school budgets http://wamc.org en Town Meeting Day Brings Vermonters Out To Discuss School Budgets And Local Issues http://wamc.org/post/town-meeting-day-brings-vermonters-out-discuss-school-budgets-and-local-issues <p></p><p></p><p>It is Town Meeting day in Vermont and voters are choosing local officials, deciding school budgets and considering a number of ballot questions. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85085 at http://wamc.org Town Meeting Day Brings Vermonters Out To Discuss School Budgets And Local Issues NY School Districts Ready For Budget Re-votes http://wamc.org/post/ny-school-districts-ready-budget-re-votes <p>BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York School districts that saw budgets fail in May will put plans up for new votes Tuesday.&nbsp; Under the state's tax cap law, school districts have two chances to get budgets passed. If they fail both times, they can't raise taxes at all in the next school year.<br><br>A handful of districts are putting the same budgets on the ballot after narrow defeats the first time around.<br><br>Other districts made additional cuts in staffing and programs to reduce tax increases.<br> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:53:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 67235 at http://wamc.org NY School Districts Ready For Budget Re-votes Vermont House Panel OK's School Spending Changes http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-panel-oks-school-spending-changes <p></p><p></p><p>A committee of the Vermont House has approved changes in the state school funding system designed to curb growth in spending. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 62843 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Panel OK's School Spending Changes New York Voters Cast Ballots on School Budgets http://wamc.org/post/new-york-voters-cast-ballots-school-budgets <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo&#39;s tax cap is being put to the test as voters cast ballots on the first batch of school budgets drafted under the new taxing limits.</p><p>Most districts have proposed budgets that stay within the boundaries established under the cap adopted last year, so it will take a simple majority of votes Tuesday for them to pass.</p><p>About 50 districts, hoping to lessen staff and program cuts, are asking taxpayers for a bigger increase in the property tax levy than the cap allows. Those budgets will need a 60 percent &quot;super majority&quot; to pass.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 10:40:25 +0000 38893 at http://wamc.org New York Voters Cast Ballots on School Budgets Tim Kremer - executive director, the New York State School Boards Association http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-executive-director-new-york-state-school-boards-association <p>School budget votes will be held across New York next Tuesday, and this will be the first year that districts must comply with the state&rsquo;s new two percent property tax cap. Most of the school budgets to be decided next week are within the cap, but school officials say it will come at a cost. WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke with Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 38606 at http://wamc.org