EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Residents will have the opportunity to vote at the Eastchester School District’s budget and Board of Education election next month.
The district – which currently operates on a $73,284,473 budget – has proposed a 2013-2014 budget of $75,726,680, good for a $2,442,207 increase. This would lead to a tax levy increase of 3.7 percent.
The budget reflects the reduction of three elementary school sections and the addition of one teacher, which will be charged to a grant. Several academic programs will be restructured using grants and shared efficiencies under the proposal.
There will be reductions in tuition costs for special education and out of district placements, as well as professional development costs. Two afternoon bus routes at the middle and high school will be eliminated to cut costs and there will be continued savings due to ongoing projects to make buildings more energy efficient.
Residents can cast their vote from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 21 at the Eastchester High School Gym or the Garth Road Community Center. Every registered voter that is at least 18 years old is eligible to vote.