Budget, referendums set for year

January 14 will be the Amity Regional School District's next budget referendum, school officials decided Monday.

In order to give taxpayers fair warning, the board of education has set the next four referendum dates. With the district's next referendum happening on the 14, the board set the District Meeting for Jan. 13.

February's referendum date is set for the 13 with the District Meeting taking place on Feb. 12. The following month, the referendum is set for March 13 with the District Meeting the preceding day. April 10 is that month's referendum date with the preceding day for the District Meeting.

Superintendent of Schools Helene Skryzniarz recommended waiting on May since the first Monday of the month is historically when the next year's budget is voted on.

Meanwhile, Ken Downey, co-chairman of the Finance Committee, made a motion to revert back to the previous budget of $2.9 million, adding the $50,000 removed last month. Downey said he was recommending putting the money back into the budget after the emergency repairs at Orange Junior High due to the gasoline, oil and propane leaks.

Downey also said he wanted to wait until February when the district would have a better understanding of what its projected expenses would be having a full six months of data. The board voted 5 to 2 with Santo Galatioto and Steve Ledewitz voting against the amount.

The board will have its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. in the District Office.