The Pelham school board is expected approve its budget proposal for the 2012-2013 school year during tonight’s meeting .
During the last school board meeting, district’s were still working current $6.5 million proposal for the 2012-2013 school year. That proposal represents an increase of about 3.69 percent from this year’s budget and would carry a tax levy of $55,469,987, which represents an increase of about 2.99 percent.
The proposal would cut 8.1 positions, including four elementary school teachers.
The current proposal would also call on the district to use $500,000 from the reserve fund dedicated to employee retirement system to lower the tax levy. District officials will discuss whether or not to use more reserves during tonight’s meeting.
A copy of the draft agenda for tonight's meeting is available in the PDF to the right of this story.
District residents are scheduled to vote on the budget on May 15 in the main gym of the Pelham Memorial High School.
Superintendent Dennis Lauro to recommend board appoint Robert Roelle as principal of Pelham Middle School.
Schools superintendent is expected to recommend that the school board appoint Roelle to replace Joseph Longobardi as principal of Pelham Middle School. In February, after 39 years of working with Pelham schools.
Roelle last month.
Roelle comes with 15 years of experience in public education, seven of which was spent on the secondary level. He began his career as an English and Social Studies teacher in the Hertford County Middle School in North Carolina in 1996 and later at Tuckahoe Middle School and High School in Eastchester.