Cuts needed in Niskayuna
The Niskayuna Board of Education formally voted late Wednesday night to take the option of closing a school off the table as the district faces a $6 million gap between revenues and expenses. Among the options had been to close an elementary school or one of the two middle schools.
However, district officials said should the budget not be approved by voters, it would have to consider the possibility of closing a school in a revised budget vote.
An updated copy of the Niskayuna Budget presentation for the 2013-2014 school year is available below.
In addition, the board made further trims after the Gazette’s publication deadline on Wednesday. The revised tax levy increase stands at 7.16 percent, which is over the district’s tax levy cap of about 4.7 percent and would require approval of 60 percent of voters.
Earlier this week the board restored some cuts and indicated they'll likely exceed the tax cap.
The school board will meet again on April 9 to examine the budget.
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