Uncertainty about aid from New York State is playing a large role as Maryvale school officials begin to prepare its budget for 2013-14.

School Superintendent Deborah Ziolkowski told the School Board on Monday that she is not sure if the district will receive an increase or decrease in funding from the state, but she is already anticipating a large budget gap to overcome.

The district will present various portions of its proposed budget over the next two months in hopes of adopting a spending plan March 25.