Board issues 2018 tax warrant; adopts 2018-19 goals
The 2018 school tax rate for the Town of Amherst, which makes up the largest portion of the district's levy, is $16.93 per $1,000 assessed valuation, or an increase of 15-cents. The tax rate for Clarence is $18.17, an increase of 14-cents. The final assessed values received from the towns of Amherst and Clarence in July resulted in a reduction to the projected tax rate for homeowners, from the estimated 2.24 percent increase approved by voters May 15, down to less than one percent (0.86 percent). The tax rate for the small portion of the district that falls in the Town of Cheektowaga is $16.91 per $1,000 assessed value.
"The tax increase is quite low for our residents and we're very pleased about that," said Superintendent Scott Martzloff.
Following the regular business meeting, the Board convened a work session to develop goals for the 2018-19 school year, which were adopted unanimously along with district-level goals.
Read more in the School Board Notes and watch the Aug. 7 meeting video online.
2018-19 Board and District Goals, adopted Aug. 7, 2018