School Budget

Why So Few People Are Speaking Publicly at New Rochelle School Board Meetings

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I have been a fairly regular attendee at school board meetings ever since I became aware of the problems in regards to recycling and waste management in the schools.

I realized that democracy is a participation sport and that board members cannot be asked to know and control everything that is going on in our 250 million dollar school enterprise.

New Rochelle School District to Follow City's Lead in Saving our Tax Money by "Love 'em and Leave 'em"?

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New Rochelle has formally adopted the "Love'em and Leave'em" program that reduces cost to the municipality by the completely new concept of leaving nature to nature.

All Is Well at NRHS.

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The recently posted New York State Dept.

A Note From Warren, His support for Bob Cox!

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A Note From Warren, His support for Bob Cox!

Citizen Advisory Committee for New Rochelle School Budget Holds First Meeting

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Board of Education Citizen Advisory Committee for the 2013-2014 Budget held their first meeting last night at New Rochelle High School prior to the Annual Budget Forum.

The Million Dollar Larchmont Giveaway Sweepstakes

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I have heard several people suggest that the Larchmont tax exemption request is no big deal because it amounts to “only” $38,000 each year. To them I ask, do you want to give $38,000 every year to Larchmont? How about Rye, or Scarsdale, or Pelham? And if so, why?

It is a trick to compare the $38,000 against a budget of $230 million in order to “prove” that is such a small number as to not matter at all. But it matters enormously.

Every year many New Rochelle residents go to City Hall to contest their property taxes, arguing that their homes are overvalued. And in many cases, their assessments are lowered and they owe New Rochelle less in taxes. But that does not mean that New Rochelle receives less tax revenue. It means the tax burden is then reapportioned among the other residents.