Northville school budget vote today

NORTHVILLE- Northville Central School District residents will have the opportunity today to vote again on the proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year.

The district will hold its second budget vote today, with polling places open from noon to 8 p.m. in the Northville Gymnasium.

On May 20, the first $10.6 million budget proposal had the majority in a 255-179 vote. However, the proposal fell five votes short of the supermajority needed to pass. The budget requires a 60 percent supermajority to pass because it exceeds the tax-levy cap of 1.12 percent.

The budget proposal carries an estimated tax-levy increase of 3.8 percent, or $217,000, exceeding the state-imposed tax cap. The budget adds a teaching assistant, a computer information officer, extra-curricular stipends, software for students, materials and junior varsity softball and baseball.

If the budget does not pass with a super majority, the district will go to a contingency budget, which has a 1.11 percent spending increase.