Step by step: Onteora goes over its options again

A full audience of mostly parents, along with some concerned taxpayers and teachers turned out to listen quietly while Onteora district school officials spoke about finances, declining enrollment and education factors Tuesday, January 10 at Bennett Elementary. As the process unfolds, continued research offering more information on three proposed models was revealed, two of which would close Phoenicia Elementary.

Operating under assumptions necessitated by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s two-percent tax cap plan, projections show that Onteora will run a deficit of $11.3 million by 2017. The figure was put forth recently by Richard Timbs of Bernard P. Donegan . . .

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