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Voters in Cato-Meridian will vote on propositions later this month

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Residents of the Cato-Meridian School District will have the opportunity to vote on three budget propositions later this month.

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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.

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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.