At the April 23, 2013 Board of Education meeting a taxpayer asked the Board of Education to explain the “tax cap” or what is commonly referred to as the “2 % tax cap”. The YouTube video sponsored by the Capital Region superintendents provides a tutorial that explains the tax levy cap in an interesting way. Please click here to see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Eah8115B0
When residents come to the polls on May 21st to vote on the Haldane Central School District (Proposition I) you will also have an opportunity to vote on a second proposition. This proposition calls for spending up to $132,000 on a van replacement and security hardware upgrades. The full proposition is described in our budget newsletter and is reprinted below.
Proposition II. School Bus Van Purchase and School Security Improvement Project. Shall the following resolution be adopted to wit: RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Haldane central School District at Philipstown, Dutchess and Putnam Counties, New York, is hereby authorized to purchase a school bus van at a maximum estimated cost of ($52,000) and to make security improvements to various School District facilities ($80,00), and that of the maximum estimated cost of $132,000, $107,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the education Law and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said District shall be issued, and $25,000 shall be paid from state building aid monies.