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Mr. Greg Woytila

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Superintendent of Schools

Phone: (716) ***-****  
North Tonawanda Middle School
175 Humphrey St.
North Tonawanda , New York 14120
United States


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Gregory J. ..., 22 April 2014 [cached]
Gregory J. Woytila Superintendent of Schools North Tonawanda City School District 175 Humphrey Street North Tonawanda, New York 14120-4097 (716) 807-3500 FAX (716) 807-3525
Gregory J. Woytila
Gregory Woytila Superintendent of Schools
175 Humphrey St. North Tonawanda, NY 14120 716-807-3655
North Tonawanda City Schools | Administrative Phone Directory, 19 Aug 2009 [cached]
Mr. Gregory Woytila, Executive Director of Educational Services 807-3535
Teachers, Orleans Niagara BOCESTA Niagara County, NY Component Districts, 11 Mar 2013 [cached]
Mr. Gregory J. Woytila Superintendent: 175 Humphrey Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Phone: (716) 807-3500
District Superintendent Greg ..., 6 April 2011 [cached]
District Superintendent Greg Woytila said no agreements have yet been reached, but said each of the five unions is open to at least discussing the matter. "We had talked to all the unions about being part of the solution with the budget situation we're in," he said. "Some are setting up appointments, some are talking to their groups but as for dollar amounts or what the concessions would be, we haven't gotten that far yet." The school board and Woytila began last month working to propose myriad cuts to staff and programs in order to try and close a roughly $5 million shortfall. In simplest terms, the district like most of those in the state, is facing huge increases in costs associated with personnel while losing millions of dollars in state aid and Albany effectively downsizing assistance to schools across the board. Numerous proposed cuts to non-mandated classes across the district - especially at the elective-rich high school level - have hypothetically reduced the projected deficit in North Tonawanda to possibly less than $1 million, with a tax levy of 2 to 3 percent still looming. Officials are still considering what portion of the budget may need to be made up in taxes, though the goal of a zero percent tax levy is still being sought. "We're in the 2 to 3 percent range now," Woytila said. The recently passed state budget returned about $185,000 in projected shortfalls in state aid the district has used to paint a preliminary picture of its finances. Even with the slight return over conservative estimates, however, state aid to the district has still decreased by almost $2 million. In light of that, rising costs associated with personnel account for a big part of the persistent shortfall, with contributions to the state's pension system up 50 percent this budget season, along with a 10 percent increase in health insurance premiums, Woytila said. Such issues have also affected municipalities across the state, as flagging Wall Street investments needed to help pay for pensions have meant more of the bill is passed on to taxing entities like school districts. Contractual step increases in employees' salary also added about $1 million in expenses this year. Still, myriad proposed cuts, if adopted would leave the district with a tax-neutral budget if and only if another $700,000 to $1 million can be shaved, Woytila said. Union concessions still likely wouldn't make up all of the difference, he said.
That alone is not going to save it," Woytila said.
With regard to North Tonawanda's teachers, seniority is one factor accounting for the district's place in the rankings, North Tonawanda School District Superintendent Greg Woytila said.
He said about 50 of the 380 teachers in the district are at the top step of their seniority.
"Somewhere else might have a little higher salary but they're not as seasoned," Woytila said.
"The board is really split right ..., 7 April 2011 [cached]
"The board is really split right now, I think, about what if any tax increase they want to put to voters," North Tonawanda Superintendent of Schools Greg Woytila said.
With almost $4 million in cuts already suggested, Woytila said a current tax increase of 3.79 percent (or about $70 for the average homeowner) is the sum of progress so far, as roughly $1 million still must be shaved to avoid tax increases.
To put things in perspective, Woytila said increased costs tied to honoring step increases for teachers this year are worth $1 million in salary alone.
The district's contribution to the pension system has  risen about 50 percent, while health care costs are similarly higher.
Still, a one-year step freeze would keep taxes in check for now.
"The kind of double edged sword is that yes it could (balance the budget) but there would still be cuts," Woytila said. "There has been communication back and forth with all (unions). No one's agreeing to a freeze at this point but we're continuing to look at things we can do."
The district's largest single union representing about 380 employees, North Tonawanda United Teachers, issued a letter Tuesday on the matter, in which president Gary Lachut thanks Woytila for a willingness to negotiate but also says the district rejected an offer put forth March 19 "which demonstrated our willingness to help."
Woytila said negotiations for concessions have been somewhat clouded by the fact that teachers' contracts expire June 30, meaning a new four-year contract would normally be negotiated.
But he said given the budget picture including about a $2 million reduction in state aid, the district instead is seeking a temporary, one-year extension including a step freeze in teacher pay and changes to insurance co-pay amounts.
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