The Owego-Apalachin Board of Education is continuing work on a proposed spending plan for the coming school year.

The additional $870,000 in state aid the district will receive is expected to result in a smaller tax hike for property owners.

The school board may restore some items that had been cut in budgets adopted in recent years.

Board members have decided to use a portion of the extra state money to keep the planned tax levy increase to one percent.

Some of the remaining state funds could lead to a restoration of jobs, programs, equipment and supplies.

School superintendent William Russell plans to make recommendations to the board of education soon.

The board could act on the recommendations at its April 25th meeting.

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