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Hannibal School Board Unanimously Adopts Budget

HANNIBAL, NY – During Wednesday’s Hannibal Board of Education meeting, the board unanimously voted to adopt the budget and authorized the $28.8 million spending plan for the coming school year.

The budget is a $1.4 million or 4.4% increase over last year’s budget and includes the $20.3 million allotted to Hannibal from the state.

In order to make up the deficit, “We are looking at a 2.8% tax levy increase,” said Superintendent Donna Fountain. “This would come out to be $0.67 per $1,000 (assessed).”

Hannibal will be able to maintain all its current programs and activities.

“We are not expecting any cuts or layoffs in the 2013-2014 budget,” said Fountain.

The district has also created a new position, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Programs.

This position will aid the district in complying with new APPR evaluations.

“We’ll now be meeting with community groups and all the staff to go through the budget,” Fountain said.

There aren’t any dates yet as to when these meetings will take place, but the school website will be updated accordingly, she said.