State aid to Parishville-Hopkinton school would increase 1.3 percent over last year under current Cuomo aid proposal
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:42 am

By MATT LINDSEY

PARISHVILLE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s current proposal of state aid to Parishville-Hopkinton Central School would see an increase of 1.3 percent versus last year.

Last year, PHCS received $6.4 million in state aid, an increase of $133,760, or 2.14 percent more than the previous school year.

Interim Superintendent Wayne Walbridge said school officials will begin discussing different budget scenarios, including dealing with the tax cap.

PHCS will host a budget development meeting and workshop on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The public can attend.

“I expect a shortfall because of inflationary increases,” Walbridge said.

“This is my first go-around here -- I am not sure how it will play out,” he said.

Last year a record number of Parishville-Hopkinton Central voters approved the 2016-17 budget by a supermajority of 65 percent agreeing to a 4.9 percent tax levy increase.

The amount raised by taxpayers was $3,600,545.