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Polls Open for Cortland Schools Second Attempt on Budget


Today voters in the Cortland Enlarged City School District will decide if the districts revised budget for 2023-2024, with a proposed budget of $53,466,042, a 3.7% increase from last year’s budget.

The revised budget will have a property tax levy of 1.9%. Voters rejected last months proposal which included a 9.5% levy increase. The budget looks to have a spending cut of a million dollars in spending, which includes staffing cuts.

The school district noted in a mail-out to district residents that if the budget proposal is defeated again, the district would then adopt a contingency budget. If a contingency budget is forced to be adopted with a potential second defeat, spending would be reduced by $300,000.

The cut in spending would include removing non-contingent expenses, adding rental fees for community use of facilities within the district, staffing cuts, reduction in programming opportunities for students, and increasing the use of the reserve funds.

Polls are open from 12pm to 9pm at the Kaufman Center on Valley View Driver, Cortlandville Municipal Garage, and the Virgil Town Hall.

X101 will provide the results after voting ends at 9pm.

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