C-R school budget passes

C-R school budget passes
Posted on 05/17/2022
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Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD voters have approved the 2022-23 school budget by a margin of 741 to 234.

Voters also elected Mary Black and Jason Gagnon to the Board of Education and passed a proposition to transfer $4 million to the district’s capital reserve fund.

Below is a summary of the results from the five ballot propositions:

School budget: More than 75 percent of residents voted in favor of the $44,905,477 budget. The budget, which preserves all existing programming and staff positions, raises the local tax levy by 1.74 percent, which is below the district’s “tax cap.”

Board of Education: Mrs. Black (652 votes) was re-elected to the Board. Mr. Gagnon (608 votes) will begin serving a three-year term on July 1. The other candidates were Jessica Lawton (307), Victor Taylor (263) and Monique Thomas (79).

Capital reserve proposition: Voters approved a $4 million transfer of funds from unassigned fund balance to the capital reserve fund by a margin of 793-179. The funds now can be used toward planned future building projects.

Community Library Budget: The $286,000 budget passed by a margin of 712-263.

Library Board: Janet Sand (5-year term), Rebecca Leggieri (5-year term) and Leo McAllister (4-year term) were all elected.