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Will Utica's school board pass nearly $180 million budget?

The proposed budget does not include any programs being cut, or any staff layoffs.

Posted: Mar 26, 2019 4:20 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2019 5:41 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Utica School Board is holding a budget hearing ahead of their regularly scheduled meeting.

Tuesday night the school board will vote on whether or not they want to approve the nearly $180 million, 2019-2020 proposed budget.

The proposed budget includes no tax cuts, and an addition of 50 new teachers to the school district.

School district officials say the purpose of adding new teachers is to reduce class sizes, enhance academic services, and to implement reading remediation for students.

The proposed budget does not include any programs being cut, or any staff layoffs.

If the budget is not approved then it is back to the drawing board, but a 2019-2020 school budget has to be approved by April 23.

Once the budget is approved, the public can vote on the budget on May 21.

There's a public comment section of the meeting where the school board will listen to what the public has to say regarding the proposed budget, and they can make changes accordingly.

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