Fulton Rotarians Hear About School Budget

Fulton Superintendent of Schools Bill Lynch, left, and School Business Manager Kathy Nichols, discussed the 2012-2013 school budget at a recent Fulton Rotary Club meeting.

The vote on all school district budgets in New York State is scheduled for May 15.

Bill Lynch and Kathy Nichols
Bill Lynch and Kathy Nichols

The really sad news is that only about 7% of the eligible District voters bother to vote on school budgets each year.

Fulton is a high need/low wealth district.

The average cost to educate a student in New York State is more than $10,000 per year.

The cost to educate a student in Fulton is less than $9,000 a year.

The Fulton budget will be $62+ million, an increase of 3.58% from last year.

There is an unlimited amount of information available on the school district web site for anyone who would like more details on the Fulton school district budget and how it is created.

Besides the budget, we need to vote on new school buses, two board member vacancies, a Capital Reserve Proposition and an additional $80,000 for the Fulton Public Library.

The most important message given to the Rotarians and all eligible voters is to get out and vote on May 15.