Penn Yan, Dundee Schools fine tune budgets

Local school districts are preparing to seek voter approval for budgets for the coming school year.

Both Penn Yan and Dundee School districts are expecting to ask voters to approve plans that call for an increased tax levy.

In Penn Yan, the latest budget figures shared with the Board of Education call for an increase of 3.32 percent. But Assistant Superintendent for Business Cathy Milliman says administrators are working to bring a budget in with a tax levy increase below 2.33 percent, the state’s required tax levy cap.

In Dundee, the latest figures call for a property tax levy increase of 3.9 percent, just under the allowable tax cap of 4 percent.

Although state officials refer to the tax cap as “2 percent,” the formula that is used to establish a cap usually results in a higher allowable increase.

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