Letter from the Board of Education and Superintendent

Dear Holley Central School District Residents,

The Holley Board of Education (BOE) and administrative team have worked collaboratively to develop the 2022-23 School Budget. The BOE met in open sessions on multiple occasions to review building and department budgets, student enrollments and staff needs, retirements, the use of fund balance and reserves, and revenue from state aid to prepare a fair and balanced budget.

An important part of our commitment to our school district and community is to provide a cost-effective, high-quality educational program for our students. To that end, we are pleased to present you with the proposed 2022-23 school budget. This year’s budget contains a 1.95% tax levy increase, which is below our NYS Property Tax Cap limit. We believe that this tax levy is fair, accounts for increases in contractual and inflationary costs, and allows us to deliver high-quality instructional and extracurricular programs that are expected in our community.

In addition to the budget, we are also asking you to consider three additional propositions. Proposition 2 is to create a capital reserve. This “savings account” will allow us to access funds to be used for future capital improvements to the district property and facilities. Having this capital reserve, along with applying NYS aid, ensures that we can offer future improvement projects with no tax increase to the community. Proposition 3 authorizes the district to purchase three buses (two full-size and one small) for replacement purposes. Proposition 4 is to support the Holley Community Free Library.  

Please take a moment to read through the enclosed materials. If you should have any questions or would like any additional information regarding the proposed budget, please feel free to contact any BOE member, Superintendent Brian Bartalo at 585-638-6316, extension 2003, or Assistant Superintendent for Business Sharon Zacher at 585-638-6316, extension 2001.

Voting will be in-person at the Holley Middle School/High School (MS/HS) on May 17 from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Those wishing to request an absentee ballot may do so by contacting District Clerk Connie Nenni at 638-6316, extension 2003, or by visiting District Office, located in the Elementary School (ES), from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.  

Thank you for your ongoing support of the students of the Holley Central School District, and please remember to vote on Tuesday, May 17.

Sincerely,                            

Robin Silvis                                 and   Brian Bartalo
Board of Education President             Superintendent 

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