Items that may influence the budget include contractual costs, salaries, benefits, BOCES expenditures, utilities and fuel costs. Budget talks will continue over the next two months before being put to a vote in May.
"We don't just pull items from out of the air. These are well-thought-out strategic goals. When we think about budget focus, we think continuous as year-to-year. We don't recreate goals every year, we re-evaluate and fine tune," said Swartz.
There are several propositions expected to be on the agenda this year, including one for a $1.5 million reserve fund and one for authorizing the purchase of three additional school buses at the cost of $135,000.
"We will continue to help our community to understand and support the budget," said Swartz.""