Holley Board of Education adopts 2013-2014 school budget

By on April 28, 2013

During its April 23 board meeting, the Holley Board of Education adopted a $22,976,429 budget for the 2013-2014 school year. If approved, the plan will result in a two percent tax levy increase, according to a press release from the school district.

The district received an additional $702,000 in state aid and did not have to make any cuts to staffing or programs. Items that were added to the budget include two teaching positions, an athletic trainer, a golf team, and upgrades to the Middle School/High School music room.

When Holley residents go to the polls on May 21, they also will be asked to vote on three additional propositions. The first is for the purchase of two full-size school buses, two 22-passenger buses, and one nine-passenger vehicle at a cost not to exceed $372,136. The second allows the district to maintain a seven-member Board of Education rather than reducing to five members as authorized by voters on May 15, 2012. The third authorizes the district to raise $102,652 to be used in support of maintenance and operations of the Community Free Library.

In addition, residents will be voting on one Board of Education seat. The three-year terms of office of current board members John Heise, Dorothy Morgan and Brenda Swanger expire on June 30, 2013. In accordance with a proposition adopted by voters on May 15, 2012, the board is being reduced from nine to seven members effective July 1, 2013. As a result of this reduction in membership, two positions on the board are being eliminated as of July 1, 2013, leaving only one vacancy to be filled at this year’s election. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to a three-year term of office expiring June 30, 2016.

For additional budget information visit www.holley-csd.org/budget.

Holley residents can vote on the school budget and Board of Education election on Tuesday, May 21 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Holley Middle School/High School foyer.