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Voters pass 2013-14 budget

posted May 22, 2013, 1:00 PM by Doreen Dedrick   [ updated Jul 31, 2013, 6:25 AM ]
[May 22, 2013] On May 21, over 75% of Ramapo Central voters approved the 2013-2014 school budget, which will maintain high-quality academic, athletic and extracurricular programming and remain within the state tax cap.

“On behalf of the entire School District, I extend my thanks and appreciation to our community for their support of this budget and the children of our District during these challenging financial times,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Douglas Adams.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues on the Board of Education, Board President Craig Long said, “Passage of the budget is a victory for our entire community.”

Long went on to comment that “while staff reductions are always difficult to make, we did so in a way that fully maintains the integrity of our educational program while at the same time being responsive to the financial concerns of our taxpayers.”

“The public’s approval of next year’s budget shows all of us how important it is to work together in difficult times,” noted Adams.

The $128,009,853 budget represents a budget-to-budget increase of 0.74% and a tax levy increase of 1.99%.  For more information on the budget, click here.

Voters returned Clarke Osborn for his fourth term and Maureen Danzig for her second term on the Board of Education.  Their new terms will begin July 1, 2013 and conclude June 30, 2016.