posted on January 08, 2013 12:51
It’s a constant battle for school districts across the state to maintain an efficient and functional budget. From contentious tax cap legislation to escalating pension costs, school districts have to develop alternatives for funding.
The LeRoy School District told its property owners yesterday that they can expect a 2 to 5.5 percent school tax hike for the next year.
“I think the extra challenge, too, is that we continue to have things such as the tax cap without any mandate relief," Superintendent Kim Cox said in an interview with WGRZ. "We were promised that at the time the tax cap came into being; we haven’t seen it yet.”
Cox encourages taxpayers to contact their local elected officials and urge them to pass mandate relief.