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Silver Creek school budget gets good response

SILVER CREEK – Silver Creek School Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich and Business Manager Cindy Mackowiak have been visiting area town and village board meetings to detail the school budget.

They said they got a good response when they answered questions from local officials about the budget and the future of funding for the district. Board members heard the report Tuesday at the regular meeting held in the high school.

The 2013-14 budget will be voted on by district residents from 1 to 9 p.m. May 21 at the school.

The superintendent and business manager reviewed the various spending areas of the $20.48 million budget. They said the projected tax rate in the Town of Hanover should increase by 47 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, amounting to an increase in $47 for a home assessed at $100,000.

The proposed tax levy is $5.66 million.

Silver Creek receives more than two-thirds of its revenue from state aid.

The district also expects to receive $729,000 in Native American aid.

There will also be a proposal on the ballot to allow the district to set up a reserve fund to purchase school buses in the future and a proposal to expend $118,000 from an old reserve fund to purchase a bus.

Two seats on the board will be decided on Election Day, and only two people have filed valid petitions so far.

Incumbent Gregory Cole is seeking re-election, and Stephen Boothe will seek the unexpired term previously held by Amy Chavez. The deadline for petitions was Monday.

The meeting was the second official presentation and public hearing on the school budget.