A Public Hearing was held by the Board of Education of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District at the Middle School LGI on Tuesday, February 4,
2014, 7:00 PM regarding the Alternative Veteran Exemption from school property taxes per New York State Real Property Tax Law Section 458-a. Mr. Brongo shared details on the available exemption. Three members of the public addressed the subject. The Board of Education took no action on the exemption at this time. The Regular Meeting immediately followed the Hearing.
Mrs. Lang was presented with the New York State School Board Association Achievement Award for earning 150 points in leadership development opportunities. Mr. Ludwig was presented with the award for earning 75 points in leadership development training. They were recognized for continually striving to expand their governance knowledge and skills.
The Board accepted a check of $250.00 from PTSO to the Primary School to purchase items for a supply closet and a check in the amount of $858.80 to the Primary School as part of the Box Tops for Education program to be used towards the Explor-a-bus.
Dr. Ike and Mr. Brongo gave the second budget presentation for the 2014-2015 school year. They shared the Executive State budget proposal, initial budget gap, and provided an update on the tax cap. They will continue their aid advocacy by meeting with local legislators to address supporting a budget that eliminates the gap elimination adjustment (GEA) and fully funds Foundation Aid.
Mr. Brongo provided an update on the facility improvement study to consider consolidation of a single campus. He reported that a letter will be sent to all residents in March 2014, seeking community input on the study. A committee will be formed to provide recommendations for the Board’s consideration by Summer 2015.