ARMONK, N.Y. – The Byram Hills Central School District Board of Education will hold its 2013-14 school budget hearing Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m., a week after it announced next year’s academic calendar.
In an interview with The Armonk Daily Voice last month, first-year Superintendent Bill Donohue was optimistic about his first budget. Donohue said the budget would carry through on the district’s top three priorities:
- Falling under the state-mandated tax levy cap of 2 percent.
- Maintaining all current programming.
- Avoiding tax spikes for homeowners in the district on a long-term basis.
Other factors in this year’s budget will include technology infrastructure, security needs after the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and state pension charges.
Donohue was also pleased to note that Byram Hills is one of eight school districts in New York to receive a triple-A rating on bonds, which will ultimately save taxpayers $2.5 million.