Riverhead superintendent to discuss special ed, guidance budgets

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03/11/2014 12:17 PM |

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is expected to give a budget presentation Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is expected to give a budget presentation at Tuesday night’s regular school board meeting to discuss special education, guidance and pupil personnel service expenses projected for the 2014-15 school year. This will be Ms. Carney’s third presentation outlining her proposed spending plan. During the Feb. 25 school board meeting, Ms. Carney said most of the budget will go toward general classroom teaching, instruction and support. She estimated those expenditures will total $38.4 million in 2014-15. That’s a nearly a 3.23 percent increase over the current school year, she said. At the Feb. 11 school board meeting, Ms. Carney said the district’s first debt service payment for the 2011 voter-approved capital improvement bond is due and is expected to increase the 2014-15 budget by about $2.8 million. She also said the district is anticipating additional state aid. In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his proposed budget that included a total of about $21.37 million in state aid for Riverhead, a nearly 6.92 percent increase compared to the current school year. Scroll down to view the complete agenda. Check back for an update.

Riverhead school board meeting agenda, March 11, 2014