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Local School Budget Votes Tomorrow


Local school districts throughout Cortland County will be having their district voting tomorrow (May 17).

Homer Central School District announced an increase to their overall budget to $44,387,240, an increase of over $120,000 when compared to last year. However, the increase will not increase school tax levy in the district as the increased budget will be covered by New York State Aid and Local Sources/E-Rate/Misc.

Also included in the budget is funding the Phillips Free Library, Bus Leasing, and creation of a new Capital Reserve Fund.

Voting for the Homer School Districts budget will take place between 7am to 9pm at the Homer Training and Education Center.

Marathon Central Schools will have their budget vote from 12pm to 9pm in High School Rm 107.

Marathon will focus on implementing real life skills, improved reading and math scores and supporting students’ individual goals.

A tax levy of a 1% increase is expected for Marathon Schools.

Cortland Enlarged City Schools will also have their budget vote from 12pm to 9pm. Facing a new budget of over $50 million dollars (a 1.41% increase from last year) means a .67% tax levy increase will be incurred on city residents.

The budget will also include the future of the Virgil elementary school, purchase of new school buses, the Cortland Free Library, and new school board members.

Cincinnatus Central Schools budget includes a 1% increase on the tax levy. Voting takes place between 12pm to 8pm at the large gymnasium foyer.

On top of approving the overall budget of over $18 million, The school plans to purchase new school buses which will lower the cost of maintenance in the long run.

The school also plans to establish the capital reserve not to exceed in excess of $1 million dollars for a probable term of 10 years.

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