By now, everyone should have gotten their absentee ballots for the HCSD budget vote and board elections.
The ballots must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, so some of you may have already marked your ballot and mailed it in. If you haven't done so yet, this article may be of interest: "More Spending, Fewer Kids: Mapping NY School Budget Proposals."
The article points out: "Districts outside New York's five largest cities plan to spend an average of $27,203 per student during the school year 2020-2021, a 2.3 percent increase." There is no information about the anticipated number of students in the Hudson City School District in the 2020-2021 school year, but according to SchoolDigger, the current number of students is 1,712. In the academic year just ending, the $49.8 million budget worked out to $29,084 per student. With the $50.7 million budget being proposed for 2020-2021, it $29,605 per student--$2,402 more than the average. That's only a 1.18 percent increase, but that's also assuming the number of students remains at the current level of 1,712.
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