Pine Plains school board proposes new budget


PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains School District revisited the 2011-12 school budget, which was rejected by voters the first time around, during the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, June 1.

The BOE decided to revisit the budget instead of going straight to the contingency budget so that it would have more freedom to select where to make necessary cuts. Contingency budgets have more state mandates than normal budgets.

The new proposed budget is for $27,701,705, with an estimated tax levy of 3.38 percent. That is a reduction of $241,440 from the failed budget.

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