RANDOLPH - Kimberly Moritz, Randolph Central School superintendent, thinks the school's Board of Education met its two goals when it recently approved the 2010-2011 school budget.
She said the goals were to maintain a zero percent tax increase, while maintaining quality education.
Ms. Moritz said the $18,199,487 budget is down $57,000 in spending.
Although the district lost $593,000 in state aid, she said state funding in some categories, such as transportation did increase.
Ms. Moritz said $1.1 million of fund balance was used, and a school resource officer and technology coordinator were cut, so the district was able to keep taxes the same as last year.
A part-time curriculum coordinator that works at the district will work there two days a week instead of three, she said, adding that the county will pay for a new special education pre-kindergarten program to begin at the school. Therefore, a special education teacher will be moved to the pre-klindergarten position instead of funded by the district.
"We're doing the best we can," said Ms. Moritz about saving programs, employees and keeping the district's responsibility to taxpayers.