News

Lansing schools’ budget at a glance

Photo: WHCU

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Spencer-Van Etten school bus driver faces charges

school_bus

Details about the alleged incident haven’t been revealed.

in Local

Three arrested in violent Halloween home invasion in Cortland County

Greg Hatch, 24, of Van Etten, Ian Burke, 19, of Spencer, and Jennifer Kelly, 18, of Spencer

The suspects are all due back in Cortlandville Town Court next week.

in Local

After epic snow, floods and roof collapses are concerns

New York State Police provide an escort for Suffolk and Nassau County Department of Public Works trucks headed for Buffalo (photo courtesy of New York State Police)

Warmer weather and rain are in the forecast, and that's making people in the Buffalo area nervous.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP333203377986

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP128102560467

A look at some of the biggest plays and best wins that happened this week in sports.