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Ichabod Crane preps 2020-21 budget for approval

Apr 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Emilia Teasdale is reporting for The Columbia Paper the Ichabod Crane Board of Education met remotely using a video conferencing platform, Tue., Apr. 7. All members, except Vice President John Antalek, attended the meeting along with school administrators and the two student board representatives. The public was invited to watch and participate, as well. District Business Manager Micheal Brennan presented the district's proposed $42 million budget for the 2020-21 school year. The spending plan falls within the state mandated tax cap and includes approximately $15 million in state aid. There are currently no plans to make any staff cuts. Brennan said the district could lose about $214,000 in state support, but, if that happens, the district would cover the loss with money from the district’s reserve funds or fund balance. Brennan said the potential reduction was "not so bad," saying other districts would be hurt much more. Board President Matthew Nelson said the budget numbers were “more positive” that he expected in light of what was is going on in the world. The annual budget vote and board elections, which normally take place in May, will happen in June this year. The board will meet remotely again on April 21 to vote on the Questar III BOCES administrative budget. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.
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