Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Vote today in school board and budget election

Vote today in school board and budget election

"I am certainly hopeful and I do believe the parents in our community are on board, definitely", McCarthy said. After the win, in which Paretto received 1,031 votes, he said he was happy to see the organization's current makeup was maintained. At that time, Sprint awarded the district 250 lines of service, which have been used by middle school students.

There are also three candidates seeking election to two board seats.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights says the Laramie County School District No. 1 had an investigation opened on April 9 that involves sex discrimination - specifically sexual harassment - and disability discrimination.

Part of the budget includes teacher salaries, which are being negotiated now.

The budget proposal would increase the tax levy to voters by approximately $200,000, or 3.4 percent. Jay Wilson, who came in third, will serve a one-year term. The candidates include Kaitlyn Gambina of Mastic, Danielle Warsaw of Manor Park, Marion Diener of Manorville, Larry Brown Jr. of Manorville, Christine Burst of Eastport and Tara Mazovec of South Manor.

The Board will hear a report on the New Leaf Collaborative and will review its memorandum of understanding with the nonprofit organization that promotes ecological education through community science workshops, educator training and a program of Earth Ambassadors that promote ecological, recycling, water conservation and cultural stewardship.

Budgets in 38 area districts total over $2.2 billion in spending and will take effect July 1, the official administrative and financial start of the next school year.

The Salina Free Library proposition passed with 92 yes votes, and the $1.5 million bus proposition passed with 1,587 votes.

The meeting will be held at 5 p.m.in room 103 of the Doyle Administration Building, 545 W. Dayton St. "Why should one board member control and have the power to restrict the information to our whole board of elected officials?"

Statewide, school taxes are proposed to increase by about $515 million for the 2018-19 school year.

The candidates in the remaining districts will have an easier run.

Peggy Wilkins Chavis was the lone incumbent on the two boards to lose, a fate that was sealed when she was among The Six board members who ambushed Superintendent Tommy Lowry in January 2017.

More than half of the projected tax levy increase will go toward paying down debt associated with the 2016 capital project, while the rest will go toward the district's annual operating budget, the release states.

The reduction follows a trend of the board slicing the district's overall property tax rate in recent years. Barbara Dayton, the school board president, is running unopposed to keep her seat.

But not Tuesday. This year, 905 voted on the budget, while last year 503 voted.

Voting will be from 2 to 8 p.m.at the Wainscott School.

Residents in the Greater Johnstown School District did not approve the proposed $35,750,076 budget by a vote 439-461.

The full board will take up the committee's recommendation Thursday (May 17). Lawrence Seibert will join her on the board.

Next year's proposed budget is reduced by $129,059. "We appreciate your support of our students and schools".

South Huntington's budget of $170,505,675 passed. Three of the seats are for three-year terms. The bus proposition to purchase three 66-passenger buses and one 7-passenger vehicle was also approved with 405 voting yes and 170 voting no.

Poll watchers will be available to assist anyone who needs instructions on how to cast a write-in ballot.

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