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Newfield schools’ budget at a glance

Newfield schools’ budget at a glance

We’re one week away from school board elections in our region.

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, May 20 to decide if they approve of their school districts’ budget.

While Ithaca City Schools are reducing teaching staff by 8 percent across the district, the picture is brighter in Newfield.

Superintendent of Newfield Schools Cheryl Thomas says cost-saving measures enacted in the past several years have made this year’s budget less drastic.

“We’re very carefully protected those programs all along the way,” Thomas said. “Part of that involved voters approving an 8 percent tax levy increase a few years back.”

The budget would increase taxes by around $20 for the average $100,000 home.

Thomas says they will face spending gaps in the years to come.

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