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Lansing schools’ budget at a glance

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In one week, registered voters across the state will head to the polls to decide on their school districts’ budget for the next school year.

The Lansing School District is holding a public hearing tonight on their budget for the next school year.

The $27 million spending plan includes a tax increase of around 3.6 percent.

Glenn Swanson is president of Lansing’s Board of Education. He says the Cayuga Power Plant’s loss in value means they’re relying more on new development in the town.

“There have been some proposed, and there is some additional construction on Warren Road that offers potential of additional revenue,” Swanson said. “I know there are things being talked about around the town center in Lansing, but nothing substantial enough to offset the power plant.”

This year’s budget does not include reductions in staff, though it would increase taxes by more than $70 for the average $100,000 home.

The budget vote and election of new board members will be held Tuesday, May 20.

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