On May 21 district residents have a chance to vote on the proposed 2019-20 budget.

The following items are on the ballot for May 21:

• Proposition 1: 2019-20 Proposed Budget This $82,496,416 budget projects an estimated 1.56 percent tax rate increase (the actual tax rate is set in August). The budget was balanced utilizing $3,492,219 of fund balance/reserves and a tax levy increase of 3.35 percent.

• Proposition 2: Bus Purchase Proposition This proposition includes purchasing 12 buses and trading in 15 buses. The state aid ratio is approximately 87 percent, making the net local share per bus $12,201. The estimated average cost for the bus proposition is $3.05 per year on a house valued at $100,000.

 • Board of Trustee Election Two Board of Education trustees will be elected to serve a fiveyear term beginning July 1, 2019. The terms of Terry Ann Carbone, Board President, and Kathleen Robertson, Board Trustee, will expire June 30, 2019. Candidates will run for two seats. 

Community members will have an opportunity to learn more about the budget at a public hearing on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Hill School Cafetorium. Additionally, the PTSA is hosting a Meet the Board Candidates Night on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Oliver Middle School LGI.

The budget vote is Tuesday May 21 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Technology Center. Click here for details about the budget.

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