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Board adopts proposed 2024-25 budget

The Poland Board of Education adopted the proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year on April 17. 

 

Residents of Poland Central School District will cast their votes on May 21 regarding a proposed budget of $17,976,506 for the 2024-25 school year aimed at sustaining current student programs and services to maximize its students’ potential.

 

Compared to the 2023-24 school year, the proposal carries a tax levy increase of 2.00%, which is below the district's calculated tax levy limit of 2.44%. The overall plan calls for a spending increase of  $444,713 or 2.54%. 

 

According to the governor’s proposed state budget, the district would receive $8,188,528 in total state aid, which is down 2.87% from the current school year. As of when this article was posted, the state budget had not passed, but the district did not anticipate any major changes to its state aid.

 

A special Board of Education meeting for the budget hearing was held on May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Poland Central School District building.

 

Poland voters chose one district resident on May 21 to serve on the Poland Board of Education. The seat is for a five-year term from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2029.

 

The vote was on May 21, 2024, at the “Home of the Tornadoes” Lobby, 74 Cold Brook St., Poland, NY 13431.