CCS Highlights Its Creative Students
The Clinton Central School Board of Education met Tuesday evening to discuss new business.
A Meet the Candidates forum was held to give the candidates for the School Board election a chance to introduce themselves to the CCS community. CCS Superintendent Chris Clancy welcomed those in attendance and introduced Barbara with the League of Women Voters to moderate the Question and Answer Session.
Candidates Sam Catterson, Rachael Clark, Jeremy Dawes, and Patrick LaVeck answered predetermined questions. Questions from the audience covering a wide range of issues and expectations.
Following the Meet the Candidates segment, Clancy introduced Assistant Superintendent of Business Joe Barretta to give a Budget Hearing. Barretta gave a quick review of the Budget Development calendar and cost-saving measures taken by the District.
Barretta highlighted that the 2023-24 Budget maintains programs and services, supports athletics and extracurriculars, as well as an increase in Psychological support in school. The Total Proposed Budget is $30,777,153, representing a 3.28% increase of $976,203.
The Tax Levy is set for $16,685,277, a 2.17% increase of $354,518. The Program Budget is increasing 3.95% by $888,189 to $23,346,217. The Capital Budget is decreasing 1.12% by $47,106 to $4,140,371.
The Administrative Budget is increasing 4.28% by $976,203 to $30,777,153. The Restricted Fund Balance is expected to decrease $1,634,130 to $10,264,521.
Clancy began the Board of Education meeting celebrating students in Grades third through eighth on completing Math and…