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April 11, 2013

Wilson district adopts budget

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Wilson district adopts budget

WILSON - The Wilson Board of Education adopted a 2013-14 school year budget that will raise taxes but well below the tax levy cap.

Board members approved a $24.3 million budget Tuesday night, which is a spending increase of about 3.49 percent. The tax levy would increase by 4 percent or $435,987, which is below Wilson’s tax cap of 5 percent.

Wilson is slated to receive $11.8 million in state aid, $541,000 or 4.8 percent more than the current school year.

Business Administrator John Montesanti said the district was hit hard with cost increases in special education and salaries. There are no layoffs in the budget.

A budget hearing will be held May 14. Like all school districts in the state, Wilson residents will vote May 21 on the budget.

Candidate petitions are due April 22 for those wishing to run for the Board of Education. President Timothy Kropp and Member Mark Randall are up for re-election, each seat carrying a three-year term.

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