What you need to know: Holland is the only school district in Erie County braving a levy that exceeds the tax cap, but school officials say they had little choice. With a tax cap calculation of -1.22 percent, the district would have been forced to cut more. Next year’s proposed budget is 2 percent less than the current year’s spending plan and calls for no reductions in programs, services or the workforce. If the district doesn’t receive 60 percent of the votes for the spending plan, it would have to cut the budget to the negative tax cap calculation.
Candidates (Elect 1):
• Mary Jo Szucs, 38, mother of three, home health care worker
• Paul Rowe, 48, father of three, IT solution architect, member of Holland Sno-Rascals and Colden Trail Riders
Click here for more information on the candidates, including their positions on key issues: http://elections.buffalonews.com/electionresults/com/20
Total budget: $17,623,000, down 2.04 percent
Tax levy*: $7.09 million, up 2.5 percent
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: -1.22 percent
Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $14.90, up 3.47 percent
Proposition: Purchase a bus and several vans.
• Polls open: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.in the former Middle School cafeteria on Partridge Road.
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