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ORCHARD PARK SCHOOLS' BUDGET REVIEW CONTINUES

The Orchard Park Central School Board will continue its budget review Tuesday night as it takes a close look at its proposed $51 million 1998-99 spending plan.

In a meeting last week, the board increased projected revenues by $343,500 and decreased spending by $103,000.

The board's Finance Committee had recommended increasing revenues by $15,000 in anticipation of two large companies going off the Erie County Industrial Development tax incentive program this year, a recommendation the board followed.

Trustees also added $80,000 in anticipated income from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services for the alternative education program at the Baker Road facility. State aid was increased $200,000 because of the increase in enrollment, and $50,000 was added in
anticipated handicapped aid.

The board also followed the finance committee's recommendations to reduce some expenditures: electricity by $50,000, telephones by $10,000 and public information by $3,000. Also reduced were expenditures for natural gas, $30,000, and for regular legal expenses, $10,400.

Tuesday's budget review will include discussion of replacement equipment in the operation and maintenance budget. The board will meet at 6 p.m Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday at the district office.

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