Most districts open polls from 7 a.m.to 9 p.m.
The proposed 2018-19 spending plan is $27,894,313, an increase of $489,197, or 1.79 percent over the current budget.
When it comes to prioritizing and implementing plans to address student performance outcomes, the board scored the school chief as "effective", noting that while she's come up with a plan to review special education and English language learning, it had yet to receive her specific recommendations for improvement.
Voting on the Shelter Island School District's $11.7 million budget takes place tomorrow.
Today, voters in 12 school districts in Greene and Columbia counties go to the polls to approve or reject budget proposals and elect candidates to their boards of education. "There are issues that have to be addressed" along with things the board and district can not control, including enrollment, he said.
Running for three seats on the Troy City School District Board of Education are Elizabeth Poleto (An incumbent), along with Stephanie Fitch, and Matthew Flowers Jr.
There are also three candidates seeking election to two board seats.
There are school board candidates on some ballots.
The Champaign Unit 4 School District Board of Education would like to thank the organizers of the North Champaign Academy for submitting proposal for a new charter school for consideration.
It passed by a 7-2 vote Monday, with a final vote expected next month.
Apthorpe also said that the primary focus of the 2018-19 budget is to address the district's debt, which takes up more than 10 percent of the budget.
It's almost identical to the budget proposal the board rejected last week so board members could spend more time reviewing budget figures. The three-year ConnectED grant has a value of $432,000. "So in a sense, for the next ten years we could do $100 million of fix and maintenance to our school buildings and not have to borrow".
The increases under these proposed budgets, though at their highest point for the region in five years, remain tightly regulated by the state's cap restrictions on local taxation. District voters will additionally be voting on a proposed $21.2 million budget.
The board plans to reject all bids for fix of storm piping and inlets, concrete stairs and the segmental retaining wall as this work was found to be unnecessary, saving the district about $200,000, Superintendent Pat Gavin said. Any increase to the tax rate will be offset significantly by lowered maintenance costs, the district said in its budget newsletter.