Scotia-Glenville school board denies village of Scotia a tax cut

Some board members said that if the savings were felt in village taxes, it would be canceled out by the school taxes as district officials scrambled to make up for the $53,000 shortfall in their budget. Kastberg said that wouldn't be the case because currently the tax is paid only by village homeowners as opposed to all of the residents of the school district.

"We started looking into this well before the economy started to fall the way it has," said Kastberg. "We have gotten the break from the county; we are asking you for the same."

Superintendent Susan Swartz said she and School Business Manager Andrew Gianquinto would sit down with Kastberg and Deputy Mayor Joe Rizzo to work out a potential transition plan.

"We will contact you and look at phasing the tax out over time," said Swartz. "Everyone is struggling with finances, and it's hard to just turn the other way on any funding.""

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