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SUPERINTENDENT'S BUDGET HAS TAX RATE DECREASE

The $32 million proposed budget for Dunkirk School District carries a 48-cent decrease in the tax rate.

School Superintendent Carl Militello proposed the budget at a Board of Education workshop session Tuesday.

If the board OKs the measure, and the voters approve it on May 17, it would be the second consecutive budget with a tax rate decrease.

The proposal calls for cutting 7 1/2 teaching positions. Since 2003 Dunkirk schools have eliminated 24 1/2 positions from the teaching staff.

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