Initial budget proposal seeks to expand programs

Budget workshop scheduled for Feb. 15 Expanding pre-kindergarten, VP Tech and Project Lead the Way programs, and restoring computer science and business classes, are among the components of the initial budget proposal presented to the Herkimer Central School Board of Education by Superintendent Robert J. Miller on Jan. 31. Miller’s initial proposal calls for a … Continue reading “Initial budget proposal seeks to expand programs”

Herkimer residents to vote May 16 on $24.4 million spending plan

Proposed tax levy below district’s tax cap On Tuesday, May 16, Herkimer residents will vote on a $24,414,000 budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year. The budget calls for a 5.9 percent increase in spending compared with 2016-17 and carries a tax levy increase of 1.72 percent. Polls will be open to voters from 1 … Continue reading “Herkimer residents to vote May 16 on $24.4 million spending plan”

Capital reserve fund to be on May 16 ballot

A proposition to create a capital reserve fund for Herkimer Central School District will be on the ballot as part of the district’s May 16 school budget vote and Board of Education elections. The voter-controlled capital reserve fund would allow the district to set aside any surplus funds up to $3.5 million, for up to … Continue reading “Capital reserve fund to be on May 16 ballot”

With draft budget, district seeks to restore, expand programs

Workshop set for March 8 Restoring full-day pre-kindergarten and other programs that were cut in recent years, and expanding STEM opportunities for students, are among Superintendent Robert Miller’s priorities looking ahead to next year. Miller presented his draft 2017-18 budget proposal and five-year financial plan to the board of education at its Feb. 15 meeting. … Continue reading “With draft budget, district seeks to restore, expand programs”

District’s ‘fiscal stress’ score improves

A Jan. 25, 2017, report from the New York State Comptroller’s Office identifying Herkimer as being “susceptible to fiscal stress” highlights the need for continued financial support for the district, Superintendent Robert Miller said. Read more: Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Results for School Districts: Four-Year Review Herkimer’s status has improved dramatically over the previous year, when … Continue reading “District’s ‘fiscal stress’ score improves”