Board approves budget proposal for 2019-20

Budget vote, board elections set for May 21 The Herkimer Central School Board of Education approved a budget proposal on Wednesday that prioritizes increased educational and community opportunities and expands mental health services for the 2019-20 school year. The proposed $24,210,000 budget approved by the board its April 10 meeting will go before voters on …

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Budget priorities hold firm despite low state aid

Despite state aid decreases, Herkimer CSD remains committed to expanding student opportunities. The Board of Education will meet Wednesday, April 10, to consider a budget proposal for 2019-20. District officials said it should remain below the district’s tax levy limit of 2.3%. Spending will decrease by about 4% over the previous year. The budget proposal …

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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 …

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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 …