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Onteora board approves no tax increase budget to send to voters

Onteora board approves no tax increase budget to send to voters

The Onteora Central School District Board of Education adopted its 2014/15 recommended budget at its April 8 meeting in the Middle/High school auditorium, the final numbers of which call for a plan that would spend $51.8 million — an increase of $266,685 or 0.52 percent from the current year. There is no increase at all...
Onteora to save $300,000 on bus contract’s first year

Onteora to save $300,000 on bus contract’s first year

The Onteora District Board of Education approved by unanimous vote a new long term transportation contract that reduces its fees by $300,000 in the first year. By the fifth year of the contract, Onteora will still be paying less for that year than it is today. Arthur F. Mulligan, Inc. was the lowest bidder (out...
Onteora passes vets exemptions on second try

Onteora passes vets exemptions on second try

It took approximately 30 minutes for the Onteora Central School District board of education to approve by unanimous vote a tax exemption for wartime Veterans. A re-vote was held at a special meeting on February 27 at the Middle/High School Auditorium after a previous vote on February 20 failed to reach a majority of four...
Onteora again mulls tax relief for vets

Onteora again mulls tax relief for vets

Local veterans who attended a public hearing and vote by the Onteora District Board of Education on a school tax exemption for war veterans on February 20 at Bennett Intermediate School, walked away assuming it was approved by majority vote. With only five of seven trustees present due to a previous weather-related postponement, the vote...
Onteora draft budget projects modest increase in spending

Onteora draft budget projects modest increase in spending

Onteora Central School District Assistant Superintendent for Business Victoria McLaren presented the latest draft of a budget for the 2014/2015 school year that is penciled in as a $52.3 million document, an increase of $697,863 over the current year. Early indications appear that the largest increase in the budget will come from employee benefits of...