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Tentative School Budget to Be Approved Thursday

Officials still working on the budget. Currently, the budget includes a $132.2 million tax levy.

The Board of Education is expected to approve the district’s tentative budget at a meeting Thursday.

The 2013-14 budget, as it is currently constituted, includes a $132.2 million tax levy. The levy would raise the average homeowner’s taxes $205.

The tentative budget will be submitted to the county once approved.

The Board and the district’s administration are still working on the budget. A special public workshop on the budget was held last week. Another special meeting will be held at Wayne Valley High School Thursday, March 14.

The Board will hold a special public meeting on Wednesday, March 27 to adopt the final budget.

The meeting Thursday will begin at 7 p.m. in the municipal building. It will be broadcast online and on cable channel 77.

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Justice February 20, 2013 at 02:56 PM
I guess the fat cats need to eat. How much budget has been allocated to twinkees for the governor?
Jack Q February 20, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Probably less than the President's golf game!
Nose Wayne February 22, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Who here has an EXTRA $205 to give to our BOE (BEEN OVERBUDGETING EVERYTHING) ?
Pad February 22, 2013 at 02:57 AM
For most the increase will be much more then $205.00. School enrollment is dropping as reported by The Record. In Wayne a 15-30% drop in children under the age of 5. This translates to lower enrollment in future years. But the BOE keeps spending. How about coming up with a 2% budget and start cutting from there. Not a 3.8% one which is over the mandated 2% Cap. They cut to 2% and act like they did the taxpayers a big favor. The new Anthony Wayne Middle School just wasn't needed and they know it. They created more administrative, staff and support positions and took care of thier friends along the way. Why is it in these times everyone is cutting back except the Wayne BOE and the teachers union? We have a BOE president who has a family member employed in the District. Im sure he really fights when it comes to a vote to raise salaries and benefits for BOE employees. The BOE has to be responsive to the taxpayers. But hey, Wayne was one of the first to take away the school budget vote away from the taxpayers. And we all know why. Now all they do is come up with a budget and pass it. After all year after year the taxpayers were voting it down. The solution to that was "Lets take thier vote away" No Vote, No problem. How about for once coming up with a 0% increase in budget and give the taxpayers some much needed relief.
Nose Wayne February 22, 2013 at 03:29 AM
When I went to high school in this town back in the day, we had about 500 kids and 1 principal, 2 vice principals. Today they have LESS kids but added a "Dean of Students", Asst. Dean of Students, 2 to 3 more vice principals and the list just keeps going on and on. Can anybody PLEASE tell me why we need ALL these added positions ? Pad, don't think we will EVER see a 0% increase in our life time, sad to say.
Pad February 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Nose Wayne, You are so correct, but other towns manage to do it. We have too many administrative positions. The school bus program would be much cheaper if it was contracted out. We would be relieved of maintenance, several administrative positions, liability, bus purchasing, benefits etc. This is another give a friend a job area. The taxpayers of this Township have to band together and demand change. Starting with a new Mayor. The "Good Ole Boy Club" is very alive and well in Wayne. Much could be done to cut taxes but they just love to spend & spend. Because Wayne is the "Crown Jewel of Passaic County" and we have to have the best of everything here. There is so much waste at the BOE its almost criminal. The BOE is another entity where alot of members have to go. This BS of appointing member to the Council & BOE without elections is bad news. The one that just left knew full well she was leaving but waited till after the elections so they could appoint a "Good Ole Boy" instead of the taxpayers voting in a new candidate of thier choice. Wayne is a grear place to live but its elected officials have a lot to be desired as they are not at all caring about the taxpayers in this Township.

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