Tuesday is voting day on school district budgets

Glen Norman
May 15, 2018

Some of the polls open as early as 7 a.m. and they're open until 9 p.m. tonight.

There are also two candidates for the board of education, James Maio and Martin Kelly.

Voters in the East Greenbush Central School District will head to the polls from 7 a.m.to 9 p.m.to vote on a proposed budget, which maintains all current programs and services, totals $94.3 million, an increase of 2.29% from a year ago.

VERONA - Voters in the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School district will vote on Tuesday on a $37.2 million budget for the 2018-19 school year with $19.7 million coming from state aid, $14 million to be raised by property taxes and $2.5 million coming from district reserves.

The preliminary budget includes $748,000 for additional pay to teachers if the board and the teachers union resolve the ongoing contract dispute, Business Manager Grant Palfey said.

After a thorough review of the proposal submitted by the Steering Committee of the North Champaign Academy, the Champaign Unit 4 School District Board of Education denies the proposal.

There are also three candidates seeking election to two board seats.

Earlier this month, district officials provided details on the proposed spending plan that was approved by the school board, and the plan includes a tax increase for residents.

Districts need only a simple majority of votes cast Tuesday to approve the spending plans on the ballot, because none of them is looking to exceed the state's property tax limit.

A second proposition deals with allowing a senior from the high school to serve as a non-voting member of the school board.

In Bridgehampton, voters will be asked to approve a $16.3 million budget next week-with a almost 14 percent increase in spending-and the three Board of Education incumbents in Bridgehampton will be enjoying a free run to keep their seats on the seven-member board. He is running to finish the remaining two years of the three-year term.

The three closures are expected to save between $2.5 to $3 million total in the overall budget, according to Clark.

In addition, there are three candidates for three available Board of Education seats.

In cutting 1 mill off the tax rate in 2017, the school district said it would save taxpayers around $1.9 million. District voters will additionally be voting on a proposed $21.2 million budget.

Tuckahoe School Board member Sean Hattrick, who now serves on the board as chairman, is also running unopposed for a second three-year term on the board.

The district's current full value tax rate is $14.37 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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