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Nisky adopts $75M school budget in 5-2 vote

More than 3 percent tax levy increase within cap, around 80 positions cut

— The Niskayuna Administrators Association, Niskayuna Directors Association, cabinet members, unaffiliated employees and the superintendent and her secretary have agreed to pay increased costs for health insurance totaling $49,755.

Other concessions talks are ongoing, with a focus to place any further savings into instruction and programming. Board members have expressed a desire to stay within district guidelines for elementary class sizes, with a particular focus at the kindergarten and first grade classrooms.

“I have to say to our unions, you have to see how hard we are bleeding,” board member Robert Winchester said. “You must seriously consider the concessions.”

“It would be my intention that any of those concessions that would be realized would be used in the classroom,” Salvaggio said. “If we were to receive concessions and we needed to make adjustments we would have the resources to do that.”

Residents of Niskayuna Central School District will vote on the adopted 2012-13 budget on May 15 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the high school. For more details on the budget and the vote, visit www.NiskayunaSchools.org.

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