SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE: MAY 15, 2017
7 A.M. TO 9 P.M.
FAYETTEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
704 S. MANLIUS ST., FAYETTEVILLE
Fayetteville-Manlius residents will consider a school budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year on Tuesday, May 15, 2017. Before the vote, the F-M Board of Education will work with district and school leaders to develop a budget proposal informed by the district’s mission, educational goals, fiscal challenges and opportunities.
2018-19 proposed budget: $82,898,692
2018-19 proposed budget increase: $2,169,754; 2.69%
2018-19 proposed tax levy increase: $2,183,198; 3.67%
2018-19 estimated tax rate increase: 1.90%*
The libraries are separate legal entities from the school district, with their own funding and budget. The amount of the tax levy collected by a school district for a library remains the same each year until the library requests a proposition to change that amount.
The school district does not endorse, control or recommend any aspect of how the libraries spend money.
On May 15, when Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents cast their votes for the proposed 2018-19 school budget, they will also have the opportunity to vote on two library propositions: one to levy and collect a tax in the amount of $1,824,396 for the Fayetteville Free Library and the other to levy and collect a tax in the amount of $1,325,343 for Manlius Library.
If voters approve the propositions, the school district would annually levy and collect taxes in the new amount for the libraries beginning in the 2017-18 fiscal year. The amount authorized for library services is listed as a separate line on residents’ tax bills.
New York state education law allows libraries to place a funding proposition on school district ballots and requires school districts, at the libraries’ requests, to levy and collect taxes for libraries.