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Niskayuna school board still trying to pare budget

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After months of deliberations, the Niskayuna Board of Education has been able to whittle its proposed tax levy increase down to a little less than 8 percent. Niskayuna Central School District officials have been trying to close a roughly $6 million budget gap. Rolling over all the existing programs and staff from this year’s $75 million spending plan into the 2013-2014 budget would result in a roughly $3.8 million increase. However, revenues are only projected ...

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March 22, 2013
10:17 a.m.

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At some point, the teacher and administrative salaries and benefits will have to be reviewed and cut or kept at their current level. I realize that these are contractual, but like all businesses they need to be examined and realigned in the case of reduced revenues.