Residents of the Cato-Meridian School District will have the opportunity to vote on three budget propositions later this month.
The first proposition is to approve a school budget of $23,938,925, reflecting an $810,323 increase from the previous year and a 1.94% tax levy increase.
The second proposition involves purchasing two new school buses and one student transport vehicle, costing up to $366,108, with 90% reimbursable through New York State Aid. Lastly, the third proposition aims to establish a $10-million Capital Reserve Fund for future projects.
In addition to the budget propositions, two school board seats are up for election, with six candidates running, including current board members Jason Hirvela and Paul Byrne, whose terms are expiring. A budget presentation is scheduled for Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria, and the vote will take place on the 16.
Further details on the proposals and school board candidates can be found in the district’s newsletter.
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