New York voters approve all but a handful of school budgets

New York voters approve all but a handful of school budgets

New York voters approve all but a handful of school budgets

The Quogue School budget of $8.1 million also easily passed, with 159 voting in favor and only 17 against. The tax levy increase is 3.18 percent.

Extending the bus route, if approved, would cost about $68,000 and would be paid for in the coming year out of the fund balance. They also supported the Community Free Library in a 384 to 134 vote. School boards may forgo a second vote if they adopt a contingency budget. Chris Morin received 390 votes and Scott Silberfein, 405. The district was able to cut $200,000 through employee attrition, but faces annual health insurance and pension cost increases. The tax levy is up 3 percent but within the state limit.

A proposition to purchase a bus passed, 241-72. Amy Burnsworth was elected to the School Board with 506 votes.

Greene Central School District: $26,168,454 budget passed by a vote of 247 to 102. The proposed budget was $1,862,207, up 4 percent from this year's budget. He gave the superintendent high marks for the direction in which he has the district moving. They are slated to vote on the budget at that meeting. Janine Taft was elected library trustee with 878 votes.

In Downsville, the budget passed 85-19, and school board member Brian LaTourette kept his seat with 97 votes. James MacFadden was the only candidate for school board and got 110 votes. Of this, $333,500 will be transferred to the capital fund, leaving a surplus of $1,629.

William Keppler, Arlene Pawlaczyk and David Sevenski won three-year terms on the board of education with 329, 299 and 292 votes respectively. Incumbent Maureen Bernhardt with 299 votes finished third. The budget, 98-23; library, 107-14; Bus purchase, 89-32; establish capital reserve for construction, 98-22 and establish capital reserve for vehicles, 90-29.

The New York State School Boards Association says Wednesday that voters defeated just four of the 676 budgets proposed by school boards around the state on Tuesday. Renee Lipiski-Munn (352) was elected to a three-year term on the school board and Colleen Battalino (275) was elected to a one-year term.

The proposed budget for the tiny school district at the north end of Washington County was within the tax cap, increasing spending by $26,000, or 1.03 percent. That is less than the 6.25 percent increase NY state's property tax cap would have allowed for this year.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — All but a handful of school budgets put before NY voters have passed, including several that exceed the state's cap on property taxes. Winning election to four-year terms were Todd Galton, with 446 votes, Christy Crandall-Bean, with 375 votes, and Kenneth Weaver with 440 votes.

The Brewster Central School District has announced, via its web page, that the 2017/2018 school budget has passed 762-356. The budget increased.41 percent to $24,500,000.

Of the five candidates vying for the three open seats on the board, Paul Abbot, Rachelle "Shelly" Leathers and Christine Schnars were declared the winners, with 459, 376 and 343 votes, respectively. Stephanie Dye received 155 votes. "All the propositions will benefit the school district".

77 percent of districts that exceeded the property tax cap saw their budgets pass.

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