school budgets

North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Town Meeting Day Brings Vermonters Out To Discuss School Budgets And Local Issues

Huntington VT Town Meeting 2006
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It is Town Meeting day in Vermont and voters are choosing local officials, deciding school budgets and considering a number of ballot questions.

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New York News
4:53 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

NY School Districts Ready For Budget Re-votes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York School districts that saw budgets fail in May will put plans up for new votes Tuesday.  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.

A handful of districts are putting the same budgets on the ballot after narrow defeats the first time around.

Other districts made additional cuts in staffing and programs to reduce tax increases.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Vermont House Panel OK's School Spending Changes

Credit Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons

A committee of the Vermont House has approved changes in the state school funding system designed to curb growth in spending.

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New York News
6:40 am
Mon May 14, 2012

New York Voters Cast Ballots on School Budgets

Governor Andrew Cuomo'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.

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.

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 "super majority" to pass.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Tim Kremer - executive director, the New York State School Boards Association

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’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’s Brian Shields spoke with Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association.