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Final Public Hearing On White Plains Schools Budget Set For Monday

The White Plains administration will make its final presentation on the proposed 2013-2014 school budget Monday.
The White Plains administration will make its final presentation on the proposed 2013-2014 school budget Monday. Photo Credit: File photo

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The final public hearing and presentation on the White Plains schools proposed 2013-14 budget is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday during the Board of Education’s regular meeting.

The $192.95 million budget proposal would increase spending by 2.19 percent and the tax rate by $17.71 to $583.21 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The budget, adopted by the board April 8, would comply with the state-mandated tax cap.

The public will vote on the budget May 21. There are also two three-year board seats up for election on the ballot. The candidates are incumbents Sheryl Brady and Charlie Norris . Both are running uncontested.

Residents will vote at their designated polling locations, which include: Ridgeway School; Highlands Middle School; Church Street School; Battle Hill Fire Station #5; Rochambeau School; and Mamaroneck Avenue School. Call 914-422-2000 to find your polling location.

The budget must be passed May 21 by a majority vote of White Plains voters. If the budget fails, the board may resubmit the original budget or a revised one for a June 18 vote or adopt a contingency budget that has no tax levy increase from the previous year. If a second vote fails, the board must adopt a budget with no tax levy increase from 2012-13. This would force the school district to reduce its proposed 2013-2014 budget by $6,157,990.

The meeting will take place at Education House on 5 Homeside Lane.

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