The Williamsville Board of Education continued to focus on school safety measures when discussing the 2018-19 preliminary budget during a work session Mar. 27. The prospect of more state aid when the state budget is adopted may present the board with an opportunity to fund certain safety enhancements. Superintendent Scott Martzloff presented several options for consideration including adding mental health staff, a behavioral specialist, hiring school resource officers, and creating a new position for director of security. Acknowledging that the district could not fund all of the suggestions, he asked board members to share their priorities. "I'm looking for a consensus on where we should place our resources if we get more money from the state," Dr. Martzloff said.
The $190.5 million draft plan represents a budget increase of 2.34 percent. The proposal is slightly below the state-mandated tax cap and maintains all current programming for students.
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