Johns Meets With School Officials To Discuss Mandate Relief, Tax Cap

May 5, 2011

Pictured above, Tim Nespeca (Webster Board of Education), Judy Wadsworth (Monroe County School Boards Association), Suzanne Casey (Webster Board of Education (BOE), Assemblyman Mark Johns, Joyce Kostyk (Fairport BOE), Kim McCluski (Pittsford BOE), Marie Cinti (Penfield BOE), Mike DeLaus (BOCES #1BOE), Jody Siegle (MCSBA President), and Lisa Smith (Webster BOE).

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C-Webster) today met with members of the Monroe County School Boards Association in his office.

“I’m thankful for all the work our school board officials do in order to keep schools in my district among the best in the state,” said Johns. “They have been wise stewards of our tax dollars and our students. I’m glad to meet with them to discuss how we can continue their good work.”

Johns commended the officials for their efforts to keep this year’s average tax levy increase in the 135th Assembly District lower than the rest of the state by about half. The group discussed a property tax cap and mandate relief. They said that pension reform would be essential to help keep their spending in line with ever-tightening budgets.

They also thanked the assemblyman for helping to restore $250 million in school aid in the state budget. School budget votes are slated for Tuesday, May 17.