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Scarsdale School Board OKs $150M Budget Plan For May 17 Vote

The Scarsdale Board of Education has adopted a $150 million spending plan for 2016-17. A public vote on the budget is set for Tuesday, May 17.
The Scarsdale Board of Education has adopted a $150 million spending plan for 2016-17. A public vote on the budget is set for Tuesday, May 17. Photo Credit: File

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale Board of Education has adopted a proposed 2016-17 budget of $150 million.

The $150, 207,366 spending plan represents a $2,159,286, or 1.46 percent, increase over the current budget of $148,048,080.

The board acted on the plan at its April 18 meeting.

The budget carries a proposed tax levy of $140,142,277, which represents an increase of $883,004, or 0.63 percent.

The board noted that the levy is below the state tax cap of 0.81 percent.

The budget is up for a public vote on Tuesday, May 17.

In other business, the board approved the granting of tenure to 18 teachers.

It also approved a recommendation by Bernard Josefberg, the acting assistant superintendent for human resources, that it appoint Andrea O’Gorman as assistant principal at Scarsdale High School.

O’Gorman is currently director of counseling at the high school.

It was not known who will fill O’Gorman’s position.

She will replace Sue Peppers, who is retiring in June.

After the tenures, teaching assignments and promotions were approved, board President Lee Maude and Thomas Hagerman, schools superintendent, congratulated each teacher and gave them a rose.

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