No Tax Increase Or Layoffs In 2015-16 Utica School District Budget
Utica School Superintendent Bruce Karam presented his 2015-16 budget to the school board last night.
The $152-million spending plan carries no property tax increase and includes no layoffs.
Karam says with an additional $6.3 million in state aid, the district does not have to eliminate about 93 positions as previously anticipated.
The superintendent says the state aid increase is contingent on the district reaching an agreement with the teachers union on a teacher evaluation system.
Karam says negotiations with the union will begin immediately.
He says if an agreement is not reached, that would mean layoffs and larger class sizes.
The public will vote on the budget on May 19th.