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Hilton CSD Board of Education adopts $80.9 M Budget Proposal for 2017-18 – public vote May 16

At its regular meeting on April 11, the Hilton Central School District Board of Education adopted an $80,875,790 budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year. This is a 1.12 percent increase over last year’s budget, which, if approved by voters, will result in an estimated 0.21 percent tax rate increase in Greece, Hamlin and Parma, and a 2.32 percent increase in Clarkson due to the town’s partial property valuation.

“This year's budget development was extremely challenging as a result of uncertainty at both the state and federal levels,” said Superintendent Dr. Casey Kosiorek. “Our proposed spending plan is a result of assessment and reallocation of resources. This budget is responsible to taxpayers and maintains quality staffing and programs for our students.”

The adopted budget qualifies Hilton School District residents for a property tax relief credit, or star rebate, because it is under the state imposed Property Tax Levy Cap.

Details of the budget will be available on the Hilton District website at Hilton.k12.ny.us/Budget17. A budget newsletter will be mailed to residents in May and a list of budget presentations will be posted on the website.

On Tuesday, May 16, district residents can vote on the budget proposition as well as a $1,151,162 bus purchase proposition and two open positions on the Board of Education. Voters will select two board members to serve three-year terms. The terms of Maryanne Chaffee and Tim Gagnon will expire June 30.

Polls located at Hilton High School (Parma, Clarkson and Hamlin residents) and Northwood Elementary School (Greece residents) will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voters must be registered with the Monroe County Board of Elections or with District Clerk Julie Norris (585-392-1000, ext. 7099) to vote on May 16. Handicapped accessible parking is available.