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Beaver River Central School Presents $22.1M Budget Proposal for 2024-25 with 2 Percent Tax Levy Increase

 

Published: May 14, 2024 at 12:30 p.m.

 

Beaver Falls, NY- The Beaver River Central School District held their annual budget hearing last evening on the districtís proposed $22,140,895 spending plan for 2024-25, a 6.32 percent increase over the $20,825,068 budgeted for the current school year. The proposal would increase the tax levy by 2.0 percent, below the allowable tax cap limit established by New York State. The budget presentation informational packet can be viewed here.

 

Voting on the budget and election of Board of Education candidates will take place on Tuesday, May 21, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Beaver River Auditorium.

 

Voters in the district will be electing one Board of Education member to a three-year term. Two candidates, Jonathan Beller (incumbent) and Tari Thompson, are vying for the seat. The following profiles were provided in the districtís budget newsletter:

 

Mr. Jonathan Beller, is a ag business owner in the community. Jon is a 2009 graduate of SUNY Cobleskill with an Associates degree. He currently serves on the Beaver River Board of Education and also is on the Farm Credit East Committee. He has three children Owen (2023 BRCS graduate), Ty (8th grade) and Dax (6th grade). If he is elected again, he would like to continue the progress being made while always looking for areas to improve in education of the students in the District. The top three things that come to mind for continued work are: 1- Continuing to ensure that all the students are provided with the services they need for challenges that they have. This includes getting the students in Pre-K and Kindergarten the assistance they need as soon as possible in the school year. 2 - Be certain that students in high school are ready for education after BRCSD, but also ready for a career without post high school education. In doing this we will continue to build on the progress that has been made so that students are Real World Ready. 3 - Increase and enhance the amount of opportunities that are available for students to explore different cultures from around the world. Educating them that many of the people they will work with in the future will be vastly different from them. It has been rewarding to see the growth of opportunities for the students in recent years. The Beaver River staff, administration and school board work for the overall benefit of the students and the well-being of the District. All of us are determined that every decision being made is student-centered and financially responsible.

 

Mrs. Tari Thompson, has lived her entire life in this district and community. She is a 2009 graduate of Beaver River where she was involved in many programs, clubs and sports. She went on to SUNY Canton and received her Associates degree in Veterinary Science Technology. She worked at the Indian River General Store and then Buckingham Hardware for almost 10 years. She now owns her own small business and is a secretary and accountant for her husbandís veterinary practice. She has 3 children, Adah (6th grade), Avery (3rd grade) and Ashton who will start Pre-K this fall. Here at Beaver River, she is the President of the Beaver River Home & School Association, the BRCSD Foundation where she holds the secretary position, the Beaver River Ag Advisory Board, the Beaver River Compact Council and also the Lewis County Holstein Club. She is running for a position on the school board with hopes to help keep Beaver River on the path of preparing our children for the world after graduation. She wants children to be prepared and thrive in whatever their future holds. She would like to ensure that we, students, staff and community all can openly work together to better our childrenís education within a solid, safe and productive environment. As she has gotten much more involved within the school district this past year including going to every board meeting this school year, she was able to see what programs are lacking space, staff and/or resources and would love to help make the appropriate, feasible adjustments needed. Being involved in the 4 organizations she has joined, has given her the privilege to work with teachers, administration, and other community members. It has opened her eyes even more to how much work and passion goes into our students. She has enjoyed being a part of each group and working with others with the same goal in mind which is to do the most we can for our students within the years they walk our halls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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