On May 16, LaFayette Central School District residents will head to the polls and vote on a school district budget that supports and expands instructional programs, introduces new technology initiatives, and enhances safety and security measures.
The LaFayette CSD Board of Education on April 13 adopted a proposed $18.7 million budget that increases spending $573,169, or 3.16 percent, compared to the 2016-17 school year. The proposal carries a tax levy of 1.97 percent, or $112,856. Thanks to continuing sound fiscal planning, this is approximately 3% below the allowed cap.
The proposal maintains existing academic programs in each of the district’s four buildings and supports elective and online courses for LaFayette Junior/Senior High School students. It also calls for increasing the School Resource Officer’s time in district. The officer’s primary role is to provide a proactive approach to school-related issues district-wide and build a rapport with students and staff members.
The proposal also includes keeping the district’s accounts payable in-house, versus outsourcing the processing service.
Ballot includes propositions
In addition to the 2017-18 school district budget, voters will have the opportunity to decide on three propositions, including two school bus purchases, a board of education election and a capital project.
Polls will be open 1-9 p.m. in LaFayette Junior/Senior High School’s lobby. Voters must be a United States citizen, 18 years of age and a district resident for at least 30 days on May 16, 2017.
To learn more about 2017-18 budget proposal, please click here.