The school budget process is now in session.
Ontario County’s largest school district, Victor Central Schools, began its series of public presentations Thursday during a special meeting of the Board of Education, unveiling a proposed 2018-19 spending plan of $68.8 million.
That figure is up $2.4 million — or 3.68 percent — from the current budget of $66.35 million.
The bulk of the increase — nearly $2 million — is in the program component, which includes teacher salaries, programs for children with special needs, instructional media, health and psychological services, interscholastic athletics, pupil services, transportation and employee benefits. Those costs would rise from $49.8 million to $51.8 million.
Business Administrator Michael Vistocco, presenting his final budget to the Board of Education, said school district budgets, by state law, are broken into three components: Administrative, program and capital.