On Tuesday, May 17, residents of the Averill Park Central School District supported a $63.8 million budget for the 2022-23 school year by a vote of 1,880 (yes) to 991 (no), as well as a bus and equipment purchase proposition.
The budget of $63,873,347 calls for an increase of 3.93% from the 2021-22 school year and a tax levy increase of 2.95%, which is under the tax cap.
The approval of the bus and equipment proposition, by a 1,877 (yes) to 976 (no) vote, allows the district to purchase eight (8) new school buses and one (1) truck as part of the district’s long-term bus replacement plan. The district is eligible to receive approximately 72 percent reimbursement from the state on the purchase of these buses.
“Thank you to the Averill Park CSD residents who voted on the 2022-23 school budget. Our staff and Board of Education worked hard on developing a budget that is fiscally responsible and maintains a strong academic program for our students,” Superintendent Dr. James Franchini said. “This budget will allow us to continue to fulfill our mission of meeting the needs of and providing opportunities for every student every day.”
Residents also elected Adam Stewart, Meghan McGarry and Samantha Hicks to the Board of Education. Candidate vote counts are below, in the order they appeared on the ballot.
- Nicole Gendron 856
- Adam Stewart 1,737
- Jenaliegh Schroeder 483
- Meghan McGarry 1,723
- Darryl Borton 722
- Samantha Hicks 1,604
- Walter Spallane, Jr. 811
- Ronald Gibson 551
Thank you to everyone who voted and thank you to those who worked long hours to ensure an accurate result.