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Early Budget Picture Unveiled For CCS

The Clinton Central School Board of Education met Tuesday evening to discuss new business.

CCSD Superintendent Chris Clancy began the meeting thanking the community for raising over $3,000 for the White family and the Leukemia Foundation during the Ballin' for a Cure Fundraiser.

Clancy congratulated Senior athletes as Winter season CCS teams celebrate their Senior Nights.

The Board congratulated and welcomed newly-hired Director of Pupil Personnel Services Liz Dougherty to the CCS family. Clancy gave an extra thank you to Erin Eagan for stepping up during the District's hiring search.

Clancy reported he attended a Legislative meeting in Albany with regional Superintendents. The meeting was also attended by Senator Joe Griffo, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, Senator and NYS Chair of the Education Committee Shelley Mayer, and Assemblyman and NYS Chair for the Standing Committee on Education Michael Benedetto.

Clancy said the 2023-24 budget process is underway.

CCS Assistant Superintendent for Business Joseph Barretta presented a budget update on the 2023-24 Debt Service and gave a preliminary look at the Tax Cap calculations. Barretta said the debt-service budget will be seeing a $16,499.75 increase, or .73% increase.

The preliminary Tax Cap calculations show a 2.17% with the maximum allowable Tax Levy at $16,685,279. Barretta said the Revenue Forecast is projected to rise $421,155 to $30,222,105, an increase of 1.41%.

State Aid is projected to increase 3.05% to $364,101. The Expenditure forecast is projected to increase $1,307,167, or 4.39%, to $31,108,117. Barretta said the Budget Gap is currently $886,012 as he awaits several calculations and rates.

CCS Elementary Principal Ellen Leuthauser began her report celebrating the Kindness Crew beautification of the building with artwork containing positive messages. Kindergarten parents have been reading to Kindergarten students in class.

Second grade students are learning about different types of land formations and are creatively representing their newfound knowledge. Elementary Students Angelo Gaetano, James Shelly, Lauren Gus, and Logan Otto were selected to perform with the All-County Band. Students Calista Macri and Quinn Catterson had their artwork chosen to be displayed in the NYS Teachers Association Youth Art Month Contest.

CCS Middle School Principal Dr. Shaun Carney said Middle School students are learning about computer based simulations to prepare for State testing. Carney said the January ELA and Math simulations were encouraging.

The Middle School hosted a Soup for the Soul Dinner Jan. 27 with a choice of three different meals for $10 each…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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