It's just this year they won't be felt too much.
"We try to work together but we have disagreements, too, and this clearly could be used as a political tool to block the efforts of one board member, or two board members, or three board members", Mertz said.
In the gubernatorial race, three Republicans (Laura Ellsworth, Scott Wagner and Paul Mango) are vying to challenge Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in the fall.
My hope is that all eligible Waterloo School District voters get out to vote Tuesday at the District Office (across from the skate park on Washington Street) from noon to 9 p.m.
Residents across the Hudson Valley are heading to the polls today to vote on school district budgets.
The reduction follows a trend of the board slicing the district's overall property tax rate in recent years. The district projects that its 2018-19 tax levy - that is, total revenues raised through property taxes - will rise 2.72 percent, rather than the maximum under the cap of almost 4.22 percent.
The cap has resulted in more school budgets being approved because people like budgets that don't raise taxes; the cap has also resulted in fewer people voting on those school budgets, again, because the budgets aren't calling for big tax increases.
In the Troy City School District, voters will decide upon a $111,893,389 budget, with a tax levy of $36, 832,473.
Monday's meeting will be at 7 p.m.in the district administration building. Student enrollment has increased by almost 1,000 students in the same period of time. "Why should one board member control and have the power to restrict the information to our whole board of elected officials?"
Q: According to state law, the school board's fundamental role is to establish policy for the district with the focus on student achievement.
The district's current full value tax rate is $14.37 per $1,000 of assessed value. Previously she served as vice president of the South Manor Board of Education and spent time as a member of the Eastport South Manor Centralized High School Board of Education.
Those in the Lansingburgh Central School District will vote on a $50,696,799 budget, representing an 8.59 percent increase.
Incumbent Christopher Hudson will have a free run while seeking his second three-year term on the board, as he is running unopposed.
There are two candidates for the two open seats on the School Board.
The budget also calls for a 40 percent increase in the line item of curriculum and professional development to bring that figure from $89,000 to $123,000 - as well as the addition of a summer high school credit recovery/regents retake program. Also vying for a seat on the board are newcomers Katrina Talbot Bratge and Denise A. Szarek.