March 2, 2011

Dryden school levy to climb six percent?

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Dryden schools' tax levy may climb 6% this year in the face of state aid cuts and Governor Cuomo's proposed property tax cap. Even with that 6% tax increase, the budget's overall size shrinks to $31.88 million from $32.90 million, and includes some sharp cuts:

Even with a 6 percent increase, the district is predicting that almost 19 teachers, eight athletics and co-curricular employees, and four non-instructional staff members would be laid off, in addition to other non-staffing efficiency consolidations.

A Freeville man was charged with rape on Monday.

The SPCA will be having a Spay and Neuter Clinic this Saturday, March 5 for the first 25 cats. The article has details on registration.

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