school budgets http://wrvo.org en Most area school budgets stay within tax cap http://wrvo.org/post/most-area-school-budgets-stay-within-tax-cap <p></p><p>Residents of school districts across the state go to the polls today to vote on budgets. These spending plans were created in the shadow of the state’s property tax cap program.</p><p>Most of the schools in New York state are offering budgets that keep tax increases below the state’s suggested two percent tax cap. These budgets are also increasing spending at an average rate of 2.6 percent.</p><p>To make up the difference, Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association says most districts are dipping into savings.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 10:16:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56040 at http://wrvo.org Most area school budgets stay within tax cap North Syracuse faces yet another school budget with cuts http://wrvo.org/post/north-syracuse-faces-yet-another-school-budget-cuts <p></p><p>Onondaga County's second largest school district is dealing with yet another&nbsp;budget shortfall, and that likely will mean another round of staff layoffs.</p><p>The North Syracuse School District has already eliminated a fifth of its staff in the past six years. But it's not been enough to keep up with a declining student enrollment and a reduction in state education aid of more than $6 million.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:37:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53383 at http://wrvo.org North Syracuse faces yet another school budget with cuts Utica City School District discusses layoffs to help balance budget http://wrvo.org/post/utica-city-school-district-discusses-layoffs-help-balance-budget <p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:46:35 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52928 at http://wrvo.org Utica City School District discusses layoffs to help balance budget Most school budgets expected to pass http://wrvo.org/post/most-school-budgets-expected-pass <p>Voters in New York state go to the polls Tuesday to approve new school budgets. The New York State School Boards Association finds that many school districts are living within the limits imposed by a property tax cap enacted two years ago. Mon, 20 May 2013 13:09:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38115 at http://wrvo.org Seven years of spinning turbines have brought windfall to Lewis County communities http://wrvo.org/post/seven-years-spinning-turbines-have-brought-windfall-lewis-county-communities <p>Wind farms are a touchy subject in the North Country. As the town of Cape Vincent wrestles with a potential project, in neighboring Lewis County another wind farm has been operating for seven years. The Maple Ridge Wind Farm has brought some big changes to its community. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal"> Wed, 15 May 2013 12:46:49 +0000 Joanna Richards 37836 at http://wrvo.org Seven years of spinning turbines have brought windfall to Lewis County communities Syracuse City School District budget calls for more layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-city-school-district-budget-calls-more-layoffs <p>Projections unveiled at the Syracuse City School District budget meeting last night could push the total number of positions the district has eliminated since 2009 to more than 1,000. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:13:30 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 33382 at http://wrvo.org Rolling rally calls for more spending for public education http://wrvo.org/post/rolling-rally-calls-more-spending-public-education <p>Albany received an earful from hundreds of students, parents educators and community members Wednesday about recent cuts in funding for education. The "Educate New York Now Express" has been rolling across the state, picking up supporters and support for their plea to lawmakers to reinvest in public education. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:08:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30117 at http://wrvo.org Rolling rally calls for more spending for public education Mohawk Valley school districts consider merger http://wrvo.org/post/mohawk-valley-school-districts-consider-merger <p>With dropping enrollments and less money coming from the state, many school districts across New York are looking into joining forces. That is the case in the Mohawk Valley near Utica, where a school merger is on the ballot this week. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:22:30 +0000 Luke Tubia 27549 at http://wrvo.org Back to school brings new statewide policy changes http://wrvo.org/post/back-school-brings-new-statewide-policy-changes <p>As parents get ready to send their kids back to school all over upstate New York .... There are some new statewide educational changes are taking affect they may want to know about first. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:38:26 +0000 Catherine Loper 25199 at http://wrvo.org Back to school brings new statewide policy changes