OA School District reveals 0% tax levy increase in upcoming budget

On May 17, voters in the Owego-Apalachin Central School District will head to the ballots to vote on the 22-23 School Budget, which is proposed at $52,861,174 and has a 0% tax levy increase.

Two public hearings have been planned with the first having taken place on May 4, and a second planned for May 9, at 6 p.m. at the District Office Board Room. These are also live streamed at www.youtube.com/c/OwegoApalachinCentralSchoolDistrict.

Budget information is available at www.oacsd.org/page/school-budget-information.

Also on the ballot is a proposed Capital Project of $12,900,000. That information is available in the recent newsletter or at www.oacsd.org/page/capital-projects.

In addition to the budget vote and capital project, there is a proposition on the ballot for the purchase of five school buses not to exceed $780,000; funds that would be raised by the levy of tax upon the taxable property of the school district.

Library Proposals, which are not part of the district’s budget, are also on the ballot for the Apalachin Public Library and Coburn Free Library. Each library has a proposition on the ballot for increased taxpayer funding.

The ballot also has three candidates, Gene Cvik, Terry Ward and Linda Gretz, running for two Board of Education seats this year. Each seat carries a three-year term.

The vote will take place on May 17 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Apalachin Elementary School and Owego Apalachin Middle School. Voting locations are based on residency.

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