Voters pass school budget, land purchase and bus lease propositions

Schuylerville Central School District residents passed a $38.6 million budget for the 2022-23 school year by a vote of 396 to 92 on Tuesday, May 17. The approved budget carries a 1.50% spending increase and an estimated tax levy increase of 1.32%. Tax rates for individual properties will be determined over the summer once equalization rates and assessments are available for the district’s seven towns. In addition, the bus lease proposition passed 414 to 72 and the land purchase proposition passed 400 to 87.

“On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, I’d like to thank the community for their support,” said Superintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman. “The 2022-23 budget is one that maintains the district’s strong level of academic opportunities while remaining fiscally responsible. It is always our goal to present taxpayers with a fair and balanced budget. We appreciate the continued support from voters that allows us to provide students with a high-quality education.” 


Voters elected Michael Bodnar to the Board of Education. Bodnar, who ran unopposed, received 424 votes. His five-year term will begin on July 1, 2022.

Schuylerville Public Library

In the Schuylerville Public Library Board of Trustees election, voters elected three candidates. The two candidates who received the highest number of votes, Laura Dooley (404 votes) and BriAnne Mulligan (337 votes), will each fill a three-year term ending in 2025.  The candidate who received the third-highest number of votes, Patricia Partello (328 votes), will fill the balance of a term ending in 2024. 

The Schuylerville Public Library budget appropriation proposition passed 413 to 68.