At its meeting on Monday, April 10, the Averill Park Board of Education unanimously adopted the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year.

The $57,565,350 spending plan is an increase of $1,392,208, or 2.48 percent, from the current year’s budget. If approved by voters, it would result in a tax levy increase of 2.94 percent, which meets the district’s legal limit under the state’s tax levy cap legislation. Therefore, Averill Park’s proposed budget requires approval by a simple majority to pass.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Public Budget Hearing on Monday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Averill Park High School LGI room. The annual budget newsletter containing details of the adopted spending plan, Board of Education candidates and bus purchase proposition will be mailed to all residents after the budget hearing.

Voting will take place on Tuesday, May 16, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Averill Park High School Auxiliary Gym, 146 Gettle Rd.

For more information, please visit the Budget Corner.



Posted April 12, 2017