NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education listened on Tuesday evening to residents during a public hearing on the proposed $270,381,160 budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The budget stays within the state tax cap, preserves programming and includes funds to add school counselors and several other positions as well as safety and security measures. The public will vote on the budget on June 19.
The cap on the tax levy increase - the amount of money to be raised by property taxes - is 2.231 percent, which is the same as the proposed tax levy increase. To stay within that limit, the City School District of New Rochelle administration proposed a series of measures cutting $3.4 million from the tax levy that was included in the budget that voters rejected in May. The tax levy in the new budget is $209,002,162, an increase of $4,560,520 over the levy of $204,441,642 in the 2017-2018 budget.
Click on the links below, which include an updated list of questions and answers, or visit the School District's home page to learn more about the budget and how the budget will affect students, parents and other residents in New Rochelle: