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Skaneateles school district furthers budget and security plans

The Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education furthered some budget and security decisions Tuesday.

The board approved presenting a 3.75-percent increase to taxpayers for the budget vote in May. The district's tax cap given by the state was 4.44 percent. The district's budget under this model includes a $60,000 allocation for a salary of a retired police officer to be a school resource officer. This would be a base pay of $50,000 plus fringe benefits and materials. This would also require the district to get a waiver from the state for anyone in the state's retirement system to net more than $30,000 a year. An active duty officer would cost $55,000 plus benefits, materials and supplies for a total of $75,000.

Cuts that would be included under that 3.75-percent levy are one high school program support staff member, one administrative support position and one custodial staff position, plus BOCES instructional and instructional technology support services, stipended positions for additional work, reductions in the district's materials and supplies budget and equipment budget.

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