JAMESTOWN – A public hearing on Jamestown Public Schools’ Proposed 2016-17 Budget will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Persell Middle School.
The proposed $79.18 million spending plan includes a tax cut equal to the amount that the tax levy was raised for the current school year year. In addition, there will be no layoffs or elimination of positions – which is the first time the district hasn’t been forced to make cuts since the 2008-09 school year.
In addition to tonight’s budget presentation, voters can also review the budget online at www.jamestownpublicschools.org. Residents without Internet access can review the proposed budget at the Superintendent’s Office at 197 Martin Road during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), as well as at all Jamestown schools’ main offices, and the Prendergast Library.
The 2016-17 School Budget Vote and School Board Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. There are two Board of Education seats, each for a three-year term, on the ballot. The candidates are current board member and board president Joe DiMaio, current board member Patrick Slagle, city resident Todd Rushforth and city resident Jeffrey Yeates.
The election will be conducted next Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m. Voters unsure of their correct polling places can call the District Clerk at 483-4420.