The Rye City School District’s superintendent has introduced the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year with approximately a $1.8 million increase in spending from last year. File photo
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School district names new superintendent

The Rye City School District Board of Education has found its man, naming Dr. Eric Byrne as its next superintendent. Byrne has been serving as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at the Chappaqua Central School District for six years. He was appointed as acting superintendent in October 2016 […]

As defined in the 2011 tax cap legislation, the allowable levy growth factor is the key figure in determining what the ceiling is on school budgets. It totals the rate of inflation factor or 2 percent, whichever is less. Since July 31, 2014, the inflation factor has been less than 2 percent, therefore the allowable levy growth factor has been equal to the inflation factor causing school districts to struggle to build budgets within the confines of the cap. A bill currently in the New York state Assembly calls for changing the law to make the factor equal to 2 percent or the rate of inflation whichever is more.  File photo.
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School bond fails by narrow vote in Rye Neck

On Oct. 6, voters of the Rye Neck school district narrowly rejected a $35.5 million bond for districtwide construction. The final tally was 263 in favor of the bond proposal to 280 votes against it, according to Veronica Sessler, the district clerk. “I was a little surprised by the outcome,” […]