That is a tentative rate and will fluctuate based on what the actual assessed values are, taxable assessed values and what the equalization rates are," School Business Administrator Joelle Woodward said.
Gowanda Business Administrator Joelle Woodward explains the proposed budget at the budget hearing held recently.
said one unknown revenue source is Native American tuition reimbursement.
This year, the district is projecting over a $75,000 decrease after seeing the reimbursement increase over the past few school years.
"If for some reason we had a take back in state aid, even a mid-year take back, ... there is the possibility there will be a state aid take back or reduction in 2015-16 (school year).
All the indications that we've heard and read about moving forward is that state aid is supposed to continue to increase for 2015-16 and at some point ... state aid is supposed to be at the levels it should have been the last five years," Woodward
Resident Janet Vogtli asked about privatization of cafeteria services and bus services.
could not comment directly on the cafeteria program, but said the program is working toward being more self-sustaining.
"Our school lunch manager is very diligent about making sure that we're using our resources as efficiently as possible.
done a lot of work to streamline the work force and we have made reductions.
The losses we have been realizing over the last couple of years have been reduced significantly," Woodward
Vogtli also asked if there was an increase for non-contract employees proposed in the budget.
said there is a 3.75 percent increase proposed for those employees.
noted many in the private sector are not receiving raises.