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Mount Markham Board Says No To Trip

The Mount Markham Central School District Board of Education met Tuesday night to discuss new business.

The meeting began with public comments from MMCSD staff, parents, and students asking the Board to reconsider the decision to not approve the Varsity Baseball team's trip to Myrtle Beach for the Ripken experience.

School Nurse Alicia Walker, parents Sabrina Denton, Jon Young, and Ray Donley all voiced their wish for the trip to happen and the importance of it as a teambuilding experience for the baseball players.

Mustangs baseball players Ryan Denton and Kevin Gates talked about how the team has been looking forward to the trip for years, and the Ripken Experience is something the team always remembers fondly.

Later in the meeting the vote on approving the trip did not get enough votes so was not approved. Several people from the public in attendance voiced their disappointment at the Board's decision regarding.

In other business, MMCSD Superintendent Joe D'Apice said a grant from Reading Across America was awarded to the Middle School. One book of choice from each student will be added to the school library.

Business Administrator Lou D'Ambro gave a budget presentation. The Tax Levy is set for $632,574. The Total Expenditure budget is $33,158,308, an increase from $3,712,706.

The Building Budget is increasing $5,300 to $36,550. The Technology Budget is decreasing by $68,256 to $575,498. The Salaries Budget is increasing to $11,198,932 by $93,432.

The Co-Curricular Athletics Budget is increasing $14,450 to $141,000. The Debt Service Budget is increasing $777,750 to $4,156,750, The Employee Benefits Budget is increasing $246,561 to…


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

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