ALBANY N.Y. – Heading to the polls to vote yay or nay Tuesday on their respective budgets are taxpayers from school districts across the state.
Spending plans for the 2014-2015 school year have some interesting trends.
According to a survey conducted by the New York State School Boards Association a majority of school districts expect to avoid layoffs for teachers and staff based on their budgets for next year. This may be because schools are finally gaining ground after steep cuts in previous years.
Another trend schools are seeing is shared services with other districts to save money. This includes transportation, sports, special education, technology, and even teachers.
Taxpayers are also electing school board members today; main issues among candidates are common core standards, teacher evaluations, and charter schools.
Polls are open at various times according to district, be sure to check the time of your polling location.