Sioux City school board approves new contracts with union groups

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To be fair, the administration is looking to implement programs to educate students and teachers about bullying and conflict in the next school year.

In the gubernatorial race, three Republicans (Laura Ellsworth, Scott Wagner and Paul Mango) are vying to challenge Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in the fall.

The polls are open until 9 p.m.in most communities.

A full 100 percent of districts' spending plans in Nassau and Suffolk counties - 124 budgets in all - passed in the initial round of balloting at this time previous year, meaning that no revotes were needed in June.

For some districts this year, the toughest question was not whether to remain within their caps - that was a given - but whether to remain well below those maximum tax limits as a signal to local residents that they understood the strain imposed by property taxes.

The Tioga Central School District's budget, which was also detailed by district officials earlier this month, features a tax increase as well - albeit a minute one - of 0.38 percent, which is the state tax cap for the district.

The Mamaroneck school district is seeking approval for a $138.9 million budget, which is up 2.84 percent over the current spending package.


With school districts restricted in how much they can raise the tax levy, voters have less fear of high tax increases. But, this time it is Muskegon Public Schools that must find a way to deal with a budget shortfall threatening the district's stability.

ERES Academy's expansion hasn't been approved yet by OUSD's board, even though Arise has already spent millions on the new campus project with architects and consultants.

Factoring in this loss of wages brings the average pay bump down to just.56% of an increase. A third proposition will appear on the ballot authorizing the District Clerk to register voters for voting in school district elections in lieu of a Board of Registration.

Residents of Cohoes will also vote on the establishment of a capital reserve fund and elect two members to the Board of Education. She says she's always excited when people want to step up and become board members. Any increase to the tax rate will be offset significantly by lowered maintenance costs, the district said in its budget newsletter. Mitchell Lemaire, who had been a former board member, was appointed to fill a vacancy left by Kelly Flint in September. Three seats with terms from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021 (top three vote totals).

There are also five candidates vying for three vacant seats on the Board of Education.

The Board also will be asked to spend some money saved on the construction of Alhambra High School Building K on the Las Juntas Elementary School community play field.

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