Residents of Pocantico Hills have the chance to weigh in on the 2012-13 proposed budget today.
The $28,635,769 figure, according to a newsletter, is a 10.06 percent increase compared to the current year's adopted budget.
The district projects a 12.52 percent tax levy increase and tax rate decreases for both Town of Mount Pleasant (-1.08 percent) and Town of Greenburgh (-2.18 percent) residents.
The budget, which was approved by the school board on April 3, includes an increase in the district's tax certiorari reserve fund (total of $3,000,000)—$2,000,000 more than originally budgeted.
This means, "The community will need to vote to approve going above the tax cap to fund the tax certiorari reserve fund," according to a press release from the district.
Additionally, "The Board of Education also set aside $300,000 to addess some of the needed capital repairs to the school building," the statement said.
"We are very pleased to maintain all programs, put aside funds for tax certiorari refunds and necessary repairs to our school building, and return monies to our residents through reduced tax rates," John Conrad, school board president, said in the statement.
Click over to the district's website to view the full proposed budget.