Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
February 6, 2013 7:57 am EST


UTICA — At a special meeting on Monday, the North Fork Board of Education voted to place the renewal of the 1 percent school income tax levy on the May ballot.

Treasurer Jack McDonald said the earned income tax levy does not apply to Social Security, disability or survivor benefits, welfare benefits, child support, workers’ composition interest income, dividends, capital gains or rental income.

The school income tax generates roughly $1.8 million which is used to pay for things like staff salaries, utilities and fuel.

The only other action taken was the acceptance of a letter of resignation from superintendent secretary Christine Patterson, retroactively effective Feb. 1.

The next regular meeting of the North Fork school board will be at Utica Junior High School on Feb. 25. a building tour and public discussion will start at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting will start at 7 p.m.

Contact Pamela Schehl

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