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Voters approve district's proposed 2012-13 budget
May 15, 2012

By a margin of 725 to 292, Schuylerville residents approved the district's proposed $30.97 million budget for the 2012-13 school year. The budget is projected to carry a 2.74 percent tax levy increase for property owners, which is below the district's maximum allowable tax levy of 3.21 percent. The proposal represents a spending decrease for the second year in a row.

In the Board of Education election, Veronica Wood was elected over incumbent James Burkett by a vote of 597 to 390 to take the one available board seat.

Residents also approved the proposition to purchase two large buses (vote was 696 to 281). A proposition to change the public library's charter was also approved (740 to 248). The following residents were elected to the Schuylerville Public Library board of trustees: Maria DeFilippo, Amy Frolish, Sean Kelleher, Valerie Collins, Dennis Kagel, Whitney Colvin and Ken Mark.

Schuylerville Superintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman and members of the Board of Education were pleased with the budget vote results. "We're thrilled at the high turnout this year and our community's continued support of Schuylerville's budget," Sherman commented.