When they go to the polls May 15, residents of the Silver Creek School District will consider a proposed 2007-08 budget that holds the line on taxes.
School Board board members Wednesday authorized a $18,397,666 budget that reflects an $828,976 increase, or 4.72 percent, in spending from this year's figure.
The increase is offset by state aid, officials said.
The budget implements a voluntary prekindergarten program and a new academic wrinkle, a specified room staffed with teachers to help students improve their English and math skills.
The tax rate for residents of the towns of Hanover and Brant would remain at $18.32 per $1,000 of assessed value, and for town residents of Sheridan, $24.43 per $1,000.
The amount to be raised by taxes is $5,463,609.
The bulk of the spending is for teacher salaries and other instructional expenses -- at $14,730,375 -- or about 80 percent of the spending plan.
Capital improvement projects were budgeted at $2,268,696. Voters in March approved a $10 million project that includes a new roof on the elementary school building and several other projects.
The bulk of the work is funded through state grants.
The administrative portion of the budget, including salaries, is $1,398,595 and accounts for about 7.6 percent of the budget.