Schuylerville Central School District residents passed a $37.4 million budget for the 2020-21 school year by an absentee ballot vote of 1,202 to 654 on Tuesday, June 16. The approved budget carries a 3.4% spending increase and an estimated tax levy increase of 2.6%. Tax rates for individual properties will be determined over the summer once equalization rates and assessments are available for the district’s seven towns.
“On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, I want to thank the hundreds of community members who took the time to vote via absentee ballot,” said Superintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman. “We had a record number of participants in this year’s vote and Board of Education election. The community’s support of the 2020-21 budget will allow us to continue to provide our students with the high-quality education and exceptional opportunities that have come to define the Schuylerville Central School District.”
Voters elected Bernie Buff and Jack Macica to the Board of Education. Buff had 995 votes and Macica had 983 votes. Macica will fill the unexpired term of Mike Booth, beginning immediately on June 16, 2020 and expiring on June 30, 2021. Buff’s five-year term will begin on July 1, 2020.
In the Schuylerville Public Library Board of Trustees election, voters elected Amy Carpenter and Katie Veltum with 1,209 and 692 votes respectively.