Albany School Board Contemplates Cuts To Music And Library Programs

Albany principal Todd Rivver reviews 29 line items he proposes to cut from the 2018 budget.
By: 
ED BARBER
Staff Writer

The Albany Elementary School board held a special budget meeting to discuss $160,000 in proposed cuts for the next fiscal year. Declining enrollment increases the per pupil spending despite modest cost increases and a higher common level of appraisal. The higher appraisal (109%) rate will lower the school tax rate from $1.44 to $1.33, creating confusion to the taxpayers. A large crowd filled the library as the board and school principal Todd Rivver discussed the merits of cutting music instruction and the librarian. Read more in the Newport Daily Express.

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