By Ashley M. Casey
The final 2014-15 budget for the Fulton City School District, approved at the April 23 Board of Education meeting, totals $67,357,685. This is a 3.22 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget of $65,259,100.
The proposed tax levy — the amount to be raised by taxes — is $20,142,125, a 1 percent increase from the previous year’s budget.
Based on data from last year, taxpayers can expect a rate of $26.903 per thousand dollars of assessed value. That’s up 26.6 cents from last year’s rate of $26.637 per thousand.
A homeowner in the Fulton district assessed at $75,000 would pay $2,017.73 with the estimated 2014-15 rate.
Also on the ballot
• Voters will decide whether to increase the tax levy collected by the Fulton City School District on behalf of the Fulton Public Library to $350,000. See story, page 1.
• Voters will elect the library’s board of trustees as well. See story below.
• A proposition separate from the budget seeks voter approval for a $60,000 purchase for two vehicles for the district.
School board candidates
There are four seats open on the Fulton Board of Education.
The five candidates running are incumbent Barbara Hubbard, Timothy Crandell, incumbent David Cordone, Pamela Parker and Robert Briggs.
Where to vote
Lanigan is the polling place for residents who live inside the Fulton city limits on the west side of the Oswego River. Residents who live outside the Fulton city limits on the west side will vote at Granby Elementary School.
Fairgrieve Elementary School is the polling place for residents who live inside the Fulton city limits on the east side of the Oswego River. Residents who live outside the Fulton city limits on the east side will vote at Volney Elementary School.
Voting is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
Voters with questions or comments may call Superintendent William Lynch at 593-5510.