April 16, 2015
HORNELL, NY – The Hornell School district Board of Education met Thursday evening, to discuss cuts on the 2015-2016 school year in order to compensate for the approximately $275,000 shortfall on anticipated state aid.
The district administration cut the budget by a little over the $275,000 mark in order to keep the increase on the property taxpayers as low as possible. Hornell School business officer Patrick Flaitz has managed to trim the budget enough to keep the increase in taxes at the minimal amount of approximately 74 cents per thousand on assessed value of the taxed properties.
That number if approved by voters in the upcoming vote, could actually be lower when the final tax rolls are out in late August of 2015. Superintendent Wyant remembered that last year the amount came in actually 16 cents lower then the anticipated tax levy predicted in may of 2014, and sees a definite possibility of the same happening this year, as historically the assessments go up due to home improvements, and new home owners buying property.
The voters in the school district will be able to voice their opinions at the polls on May 19, 2015.