April 21, 2011

EG Adopts a Budget

 East Greenbush Central School District 

Board of Education Adopts 2011-2012 School Budget

The East Greenbush CSD Board of Education adopted a budget for the 2011-2012 school year at its April 13th Board meeting. The budget totals $84,730,093 and represents a 0.52 percent reduction in spending from the current year’s budget. Despite school officials cutting spending, the 2011-2012 budget carries a 2.8 percent tax levy increase, due largely to a $4.7 million loss in NY State operating aid.

The adopted budget includes full-day kindergarten, as well as positions earlier proposed to be cut from art, music, social work, guidance and
continuing education. The budget also provides partial restoration of cuts made to athletics, business education, and family and consumer sciences.

The budget calls for the elimination of 33.15
full-time equivalent (FTE) positions, including teaching, administrative and support staff.

You can learn more about the budget at the
public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goff Middle School Cafeteria.

Additional budget presentations are scheduled at each of the District's schools during PTO meetings in April and May. These presentations are open to the public and will take place at the following times and locations:

Goff MS-
April 27 at 7 p.m.
Columbia HS-
April 28 at 7 p.m.
Bell Top ES-
May 2 at 7 p.m.
Genet ES-
May 2 at 7 p.m.
May 3 at 7 p.m.
Red Mill ES-
May 5 at 7 p.m.
Green Meadow ES-
May 5 at 7 p.m.

Voters will go to the polls on May 17 to decide on the proposed 2011-2012 school budget. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at polling locations at Bell Top Elementary School, DPS Elementary School, Green Meadow Elementary School and Goff Middle School.

To learn more about 2011-2012 budget, please attend one of our public budget presentations or visit EG's
Budget & Tax Wepage

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