Auburn Enlarged City school District looks at early 2019-2020 budget overview

The Auburn Enlarged City School District gave an early budget overview for the next year in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2019-20 state budget proposal.

Lisa Green, the district's business manager, went over a presentation on the preliminary budget for the 2019-20 school year at a board of education meeting Tuesday night. The district stressed no decisions have been made and it is still extremely early in the process.

The district's tax cap given by the state is 2.25-percent. Green said the district is currently set to see a 1.2-percent foundation aid increase from the 2018-19 school year to the 2019-20 school year. Foundation aid is the base aid districts receive. District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said the district has not yet set factors such as a tax levy and how much the district is going to use in reserves.

An additional 1.98-percent tax levy increase is set to be in effect for the duration of the district's $43.7 million capital project, which was approved by voters earlier this month.

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