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White Plains School District Announces Budget Process

The White Plains Board of Education will hold community-wide budget forums.
The White Plains Board of Education will hold community-wide budget forums. Photo Credit: File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Board of Education will hold community-wide forums during the district’s 2016-17 budget planning process.

“Next year’s budget will be a tremendous challenge, responding to the state-imposed property tax levy cap, which is estimated at an approximate 0.2 percent increase," said board president Rosemarie Eller.

The district is seeking broad input on the budget from the community, at two Budget Forums:

Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Wednesday, March 16.

Both will be held in the B-1 Room at White Plains High School, at 7:30 p.m.

Additional meetings will take place in the community and any group or organization wishing to host such a meeting may contact the Superintendent’s Office at (914) 422-2033.

Discussions have also been held with staff to solicit their input.

All residents are invited to attend these sessions to participate in focused dialogue on spending efficiencies, areas of concern, budget priorities and creative ways to increase revenues.

A review of the district’s financial situation, the state’s and city’s financial constraints, and other issues relating to development of the budget will be presented.

The district will also hold two Public Hearings: March 14 on the Preliminary Proposed Budget, and May 9 on the Board of Education’s Adopted Proposed Budget.

Both will take place at Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, at 7:30 p.m.

Taxpayers will vote on the budget May 17.

Click the district's website here for more information.

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