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Dear Community,

Dear Community,
As the warmth of spring has arrived, it’s exciting to see our students preparing for annual events such as the art show, concerts and spring athletic contests, as well as the end of year traditions. Work on our Phase VI capital project at the middle school and outdoor athletic facilities is progressing steadily. We anticipate the fields will be ready for our athletes in the fall, and look forward to the summer for the continuation of the middle school classroom reconstruction and stairwell replacement, as well as bus loop repair.

In a few short weeks, our annual budget vote and Board of Education candidate election will be held. Creating our school district budget is a meticulous process that demands careful consideration as we aim to provide quality programs for students in a fiscally accountable manner. We’ve dedicated extensive time to scrutinizing expenditures, seeking efficiencies, evaluating student and program needs, and determining staffing requirements. As a result, we’re pleased to present what we believe to be a fiscally responsible budget for your consideration on May 21, 2024.

The proposed 2024-25 school budget of $103,303,515, endorsed by the Board of Education on April 9, 2024, represents an increase of 4.08% over last year’s budget. This would result in a 2.77% increase in the tax levy, which remains below the district’s levy cap of 5.24%. The proposed budget will continue to keep Churchville-Chili as one of the lowest tax rates in the county.

On the ballot, you will see our proposed school budget for the 2024-25 school year along with three additional propositions. The first is to acquire eight conventional buses; the second is to acquire one electric school bus; and the third is to create a bus purchase reserve for future bus purchases (gas, diesel or electric). New York State has mandated that public school districts transition to zero-emission buses by 2027, with full electrification by 2035. Given we have no experience with electric buses, we are seeking to purchase one bus in order to learn about its capacity to transport (mileage), charging needs, and maintenance training.

Additional information about our district's proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year, as well as our Board of Education candidates, may be found in the Budget edition of the LINK newsletter

We look forward to seeing you on campus for our upcoming student events and celebrations and hope you will take the opportunity to vote on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lori Orologio
Superintendent of Schools

Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Lori Orologio
Superintendent of Schools
(585) 293-1800 ext. 2300

Michelle Penner, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Michelle Penner
District Clerk & Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
(585) 293-1800 ext. 2300

Barb Woo, District Clerk & Secretary for District Office Administration

Barb Woo
Confidential Secretary for District Office Administration
(585) 293-1800 ext. 2305