2012-2013 Budget Survey

 
1. Which of these phrases best describes you?
2. If you have children enrolled in the Marcellus Central School District, in which grades are they presently enrolled? (please check all that apply)
3. How important is it to your family to have good public schools in Marcellus?
4. Compared to other school districts in the area, do you think Marcellus CSD is:
5. Overall, are you satisfied with the entire Marcellus Central School District?
6. Given the recent reductions in New York State School Aid because of the Governor's Gap Elimination Adjustment (next year's GEA means the school board has to make up for a $2,144,672 reduction in revenue), what percent (%) increase in the tax levy do you feel would be reasonable for the coming (2012-13) school year? Please keep in mind that 1% on the property tax levy equates to $165,174 total community dollars for the school budget or approximately $14 per $100,000 assessed value per year on the Town of Marcellus tax rate.
7. Would you be inclined to vote on a proposed school budget that exceeded the district's spending cap under the new Tax Levy Cap legislation IF that budget would preserve programs and services that are critical to student achievement? Note: The law does allow schools to adopt budgets that exceed their spending caps if a super-majority of voters (60% or more) approves it.
8. Which of the following best describes your participation in annual school budget votes and Board of Education elections each May?
9. Do you typically vote in favor of the school budget?
10. Which of the following are factors in how you typically vote? (Please check all that apply)
11. What programs or services should the Marcellus Central School District CONTINUE TO DO in the future, STOP DOING in the future, or START DOING in the future during these difficult economic times?
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