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Home Suburban Suburban News South Amboy school board will hold budget hearing April 30

South Amboy school board will hold budget hearing April 30

South Amboy school board will hold budget hearing April 30

SOUTH AMBOY – The 2018-19 school budget introduced by the South Amboy Board of Education contains a tax increase of about $100 for the owner of a home assessed at the city’s average.

During a meeting on March 19, board members introduced a tentative budget of $18.4 million for the upcoming school year. A public hearing and possible adoption is scheduled for April 30.

Business Administrator Peter Frascella said administrators are proposing to collect $9.49 million in taxes from the city’s residential and commercial property owners to support the $18.4 million spending plan. He said the school district will receive $6.74 million in state aid, the same amount as last year, and expects to use $158,747 from surplus funds (savings).

The school district’s 2017-18 budget totals $18.26 million and is supported by a tax levy of $9.31 million. The 2018-19 budget is up a total of $140,000 and the tax levy is up $180,000 from the current school year.

Frascella said South Amboy’s school tax rate is projected to increase from $1.097 per $100 of assessed valuation to $1.135 per $100. The average home assessment has decreased from $270,419 to $270,104.

The owner of a home assessed at the city average in 2017 paid about $2,966 in school taxes. The owner of a home assessed at the city average in 2018 will pay about $3,065 in school taxes – an increase of $99.

Frascella said administrators are anticipating an enrollment of 1,050 pupils for the 2018-19 school year. He said the number of staff members is expected to remain the same, but could increase based on need. The district educates pupils in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and operates two buildings: the South Amboy Elementary School and the South Amboy Middle High School.