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Zero percent levy increase for sixth year in Dunkirk

March 15, 2013

Between the retirement incentive, state aid and the use of fund balance, Dunkirk Business Administrator William Thiel announced to the board of education Thursday it could go through another year......

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Mar-16-13 12:37 PM

Wow! The budget will stay at merely twice the entire budget for the city of Dunkirk once more! What a bargain, and how fortunate for Dunkirk residents!!

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Mar-15-13 11:35 AM

MikeDavis: last I knew, there were approx 2,000 students in all of Dunkirk's public schools. With an annual budget in excess of $40M per/yr, I'd say Phil's figure is a little low.

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Mar-15-13 11:01 AM

Duoh!! basic...not baxic...

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Mar-15-13 10:59 AM

Over $19,000 per student? Are you sure of that figure Phil? If so the school system should be replaced with a private school system. At least there the kids will be able to read, write, and do baxic math when they graduate. And, a big plus, they won't be subjected to the propaganda the state wants them indoctrinated with by the time they are able to vote.

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Mar-15-13 10:47 AM

Anybody know what the "retirement incentive" was for a teacher at the high end of the pay scale to retire?

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Mar-15-13 9:22 AM

Mr. Cerne and Mr. thiel have done a great job of maintaining the tax levy. However, it needs to be said that spending per student in the city is hard to defend and now exceeds $19,000 per year. That's more than you would spend at many colleges. Where would we be without that state aid?

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Mar-15-13 8:51 AM

Fredonia's John Forbes needs some budget lessons from William Thiel!!!!!

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Mar-15-13 6:51 AM

I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but since this is the 6th straight year w/o a tax hike, maybe the clever accounting is starting to catch up. This may explain why it was officially noted: "...Dunkirk could legally raise the levy by 10%."

I'm sure DTA members will use this info during next CBA talks.

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