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Elmsford School District Proposes $32.1 Million Budget For 2014-2015

The Elmsford Union Free School District Board of Education is considering its 2014-2015 school budget proposal.
The Elmsford Union Free School District Board of Education is considering its 2014-2015 school budget proposal. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford School District will host a public budget workshop on Saturday, March 1 to consider a proposed $32 million 2014-2015 school budget.

The meeting will be held in the Alexander Hamilton High School Library at 8:30 a.m. and will include discussion on all aspects of the budget, of $32,111,848, which offers a 2.45 percent increase in expenditures of $768.703 over the previous budget of $31,343,145.

School Superintendent Joseph Ricca said the district's proposal "supports 100 percent of the district's current programming (academic, arts, technology and extra-curricular); provides for modest facilities repairs/refurbishments; allows for the needed purchase of a playground at the Dixson Primary School and holds clear the district's commitment to fiscal responsibility and conservative spending practices."

The average home with assessed value of $13,508 or estimated value of $394,000, would see an tax increase of $23.10 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Ricca said the proposed budget is in line with cost-saving increases and noted that the plan included more than $250,000 in reductions over the 2013-2014 budget increase of more than $1.1 million over the 2012-2013 budget.

The school board will vote on the adoption of its proposed budget on April 2 followed by a budget hearing on May 7 prior to the Budget Vote and Board Elections on May 20.

For more information on the specifics of the budget, log on to the district website.

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