Onteora again hears of looming budget crunch

Financial Consultant Dr. Rick Timbs, from the firm of Bernard P. Donegan, painted a grim projection of the Onteora Central School District as it approaches its first tussle with New York State’s now mandated two percent tax cap. With the cap squeezing the budget into a nearly impossible scenario due to spiking increases in employee benefits, once again a recommendation was made to close one of the district’s three elementary schools, or as Timbs explained, “right-sizing” the district. At the . . .

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