May 20, 2018

Sioux City school board approves new contracts with union groups

15 May 2018, 07:10 | Taylor George

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The election Tuesday is from noon-8 the middle school, in Room 111.

According to the Cook Political Report, seven Republican held districts are considered potentially competitive.

Superintendent Art Tate has asked the board to determine whether it supports Vision 2020 as the platform for the board to respond to the district's School Budget Review Committee and, if not, how the board intends to respond to the committee.

Spending plans for 669 districts across the state are up to vote and have to comply with the rules for the state's cap on property taxes for the eighth consecutive year.

The $32,633,544 budget, which is 3.21 percent more than this year's spending plan, calls for a hike in the tax levy of 2 percent - short of the state tax cap of 3.8 percent.

Rye Neck, on the other hand, stays below the tax cap, and voters in the school district will have to decide whether or not to approve a $41.4 million budget, which is 3.13 percent more than the 2017-18 budget.

The Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in a closed session to consider labor matters and whether to expel certain students.

"I think that potentially could get real problematic", board member Dean Loumos said of the proposal.

The proposed spending plan totals $19,005,267, which represents an increase over this year's budget of approximately $494,000 - or 2.67 percent.

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The board voted to close the three schools at the end of this school year.

The school board subsequently agreed unanimously to pass the measure.

Residents of Cohoes will also vote on the establishment of a capital reserve fund and elect two members to the Board of Education.

In addition, there are three candidates for three available Board of Education seats.

In Bridgehampton, voters will be asked to approve a $16.3 million budget next week-with a almost 14 percent increase in spending-and the three Board of Education incumbents in Bridgehampton will be enjoying a free run to keep their seats on the seven-member board.

The district's current full value tax rate is $14.37 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Incumbent Christopher Hudson will have a free run while seeking his second three-year term on the board, as he is running unopposed.

Residents can cast ballots, and vote on the board's $57.1 million budget, between 7 a.m. and 9 the high school's large group instruction room.

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