It's that time of year when school districts are biting their nails and hoping that district voters mark "yes" on the ballot to pass their budgets for the coming school year. The Oneonta City School District led by Superintendant Thomas Brindley is one such district hoping that New York State comes through on enough funding to balance the budget without too much of a burden on local taxpayers.

Brindley had this to say in regards to state funding in a letter sent to school district voters, "uncertainty still exists regarding future school funding." Brindley goes on to say, "actual state aid calculations for the current and future years are still not clear."

If you want to get all the information on the proposed OCSD 2022-23 school year budget, tonight there will be a budget hearing at 5:30 pm at the Oneonta High School cafeteria. The date to vote on it is coming up on May 17 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at Foothills Performing Arts Center where voters will be looking at voting "yes" or "no" on a $42,262,416 which is a 0.357% increase from the last one.

Here's what OCSD voters will see on the ballot:
- a budget vote
- vote for three Board of Education seats to be filled (3-year term) and then another seat needs to be filled to serve the remainder of a term (May 18 - June 30, 2023)
- Proposition for the purchase of two buses.

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Oneonta School District voters can find out more about the proposed budget at www.oneontacsd.org.

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