Climbing costs and the tax cap are wreaking havoc on the Rye City School budget. Superindent Alvarez prrovided and overview at a school board meeting last week:
"Dr. Alvarez discussed the recommended 2013-14 school budget. He reported on some of the challenges that public school districts are facing, particularly relating to the tax cap and growth in TRS and ERS costs. The District will need to make $2.3 million in cost cuts, which will impact 29 FTE positions. Dr. Alvarez explained that it has been a painful budget development process. He announced that an advocacy letter is posted on the District's website, www.ryeschools.org, and encouraged community members to send it to elected representatives urging them to take action in modifying the tax cap and reducing unfunded mandates."