Modified: May 1, 2018 12:04pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has scheduled three community conversations on school districts. At each event the County Executive will present a powerpoint presentation which will be followed by a question and answer session. The Poloncarz administration’s report on examining school district expenses was released in April and compares spending and administrative costs in Erie County schools.
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said, “Since 2015 Erie County municipalities have participated in shared services panels, identifying millions of dollars in recurring annual savings to taxpayers, including as part of the 2017 comprehensive panel mandated by New York State. Erie County and its municipalities levy only 36% of the property taxes assessed in the county and have participated in shared services initiatives with good results, while school districts levy 52% of property taxes but were not been required to participate in the 2017 panel. As such we felt it was important to look at potential savings that could occur in the area that is the biggest cost driver of property taxes – school districts.”
Poloncarz Schedules Conversations on School Districts:
Monday May 7, 2018 7:00PM – 8:30 PM North Collins Public Library, 2095 School Street, North Collins NY 14111
Wednesday May 16, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Newstead Public Library, 33 Main Street, Akron NY 14001
Tuesday May 29, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga NY 14227
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