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BOE Adopts 2019-2020 Budget

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -

At the April 22 Board of Education meeting, the board Liverpool Central School District globe logoadopted its 2019-2020 school district budget (which will be presented to voters in May). The proposed Liverpool Central School District budget of $160, 463,190 reflects a 1.85 percent budget-to-budget increase over last year’s school budget.

The district is proposing an estimated levy increase of 3.9 percent. This is an average estimated homeowner tax rate increase of approximately $75 per $100,000 (Salina & Clay). Some of this tax rate increase is directly attributable to the re-assessment of Great Northern Mall; part of it also is specifically associated with several commercial property owners’ PILOT Agreements reaching maturity.

The 2019-2020 proposed school budget does not cut any district programs but rather maintains existing positions, many of which had been eliminated in previous years.

The LCSD Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Board Room (195 Blackberry Road). Community members will have the opportunity to view a presentation regarding the proposed budget and ask questions at that time.

More information about the proposed budget will be posted on the LCSD Web site (click here to access that information) as well as published in the next issue of the School Bell, which will be mailed to district homes the week of May 6.

The annual school district budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the former Wetzel Road Elementary (please note the new location due to renovation work at Liverpool High School). In addition to the budget, community members also will have the opportunity to elect four members to the Board of Education and vote on three propositions. More about those propositions will be posted in the coming weeks.

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