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May 15, 2014

Schools hold votes Tuesday

STAFF REPORT
Cooperstown Crier

---- — Cherry Valley-Springfield, Cooperstown and Milford voters will all be asked to cast votes on school budgets and Board of Education members on Tuesday.

Voters in the Cooperstown Central School district will also be asked to approve a new funding mechanism for the Village Library of Cooperstown and the Kinney Memorial Library in Hartwick.  

CCS voters will be asked to approve a total budget of $17,755,706 and an estimated tax-levy increase of 1.72 percent. In addition, four candidates will vie for two three-year terms to the BOE. Incumbents Theresa Russo and Jean Schifano will be challenged by Timothy Hayes and David Petri. 

The CCS budget includes $2,113,269 in administrative expenses, $12,726,684 in program expenses and $2,915,753 in capital expenses. About 60 percent of the money is raised through the tax levy and another 30 percent comes from state aid. The entire budget is available at www.cooperstowncs.org. 

In Milford, voters will be asked to approve a budget of $9,969,277 including a tax levy of $3,906,399. Incumbent BOE members Nicholas Green and Bernadette Atwell are running unopposed. 

The school budget includes $976,034 in administrative expenses, $7,606,235 in program expenses and $1,387,008 in capital costs. The entire budget is available at www.schoolworld.milfordcentral.org/files/355966/14-15%20%20budget.pdf.

Voters in the CV-S district will be asked to approve a budget of $13,026,239 including a tax levy increase of 1.43 percent. 

In addition two candidates are on the ballot to fill one BOE seat. April Aramini and Brabara VanSpanje will vie for a five-year term. BOE member Frank McGrath is not seeking a new term. 

The entire budget is available at http://www.cvscs.org/files/1065030/budget%20packet%202014-2015.pdf.