As Penn Yan and Dundee School administrators continue planning for the 2018–19 school year budgets, there are still some important elements that are unknown, primarily how much state aid will be available to help reduce the impact on local taxpayers.
An analysis prepared by Dundee Business Manager Melissa Lawson for her recent presentation to the Dundee School Board shows the two school districts had the lowest average 2017-’18 tax bills of 21 area districts.
WIth a tax rate of $10.28 per $1,000 of assessed value, the Penn Yan District’s average tax bill in 2017 was $719.60. With a tax rate of $10.68 per $1,000 of assessed value, the Dundee District’s average tax bill in 2017 was $747.60. Only three other school district’s average tax bills were under $1,000. Property owners in the Red Jacket School District paid the highest average tax bill at $1,848.
Both school boards heard details about the progress being made toward developing a final spending proposal.