The Hilton Central School District Board of Education recently adopted an $80,875,790 budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year.
This is a 1.12 percent increase over last year’s budget that, if approved by voters, will result in an estimated 0.21 percent tax rate increase in Greece, Hamlin and Parma and a 2.32 percent increase in Clarkson due to the town’s partial property valuation.
“This year’s budget development was extremely challenging as a result of uncertainty at both the state and federal levels,” Superintendent Casey Kosiorek said. “Our proposed spending plan is a result of assessment and reallocation of resources. This budget is responsible to taxpayers and maintains quality staffing and programs for our students.”
The adopted budget qualifies HCSD residents for a property tax relief credit or a New York State School Tax Relief program rebate, because it is under the state imposed property tax levy cap.
Details of the budget are available online. A budget newsletter will be mailed to residents in May, and a list of budget presentations will be posted on the website.
District residents can vote May 16 on the budget proposition as well as a $1,151,162 bus purchase proposition and two open positions on the board of education. Voters will select two board members to serve three-year terms. The terms of Maryanne Chaffee and Tim Gagnon expire June 30.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Parma, Clarkson and Hamlin residents at Hilton High School, 400 East Ave.; and for Greece residents at Northwood Elementary School, 433 N. Greece Road, Hilton.
Voters must be registered with the Monroe County Board of Elections or with District Clerk Julie Norris. Handicapped-accessible parking is available.
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