May 17, 2017 04:08 PM

May 16, 2017—On Tuesday, May 16, Guilderland Central School District residents approved a $98,484,110 budget for the 2017-18 school year by a vote of 1948 (yes) to 657 (no). This budget represents a 1.96 percent increase in spending over the current year's budget and will result in a 2.11 percent tax levy increase. Tax rates are estimated to increase by less than that amount at 1.61 percent for residents of the Town of Guilderland.

Voters also approved a proposition to establish a $10 million capital reserve fund by a vote of 1884 (yes) and 664 (no), as well as a $1,071,500 bus and equipment proposition to purchase seven large buses, two smaller buses, one wheelchair-accessible bus, and two maintenance vehicles to be used for snow plowing by a vote of 1927 (yes) and 666 (no) and elected three members to the Board of Education.

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• Timothy Horan (1495)
• Judy Slack (1321)
• Christopher McManus (1146)

For more information on the approved 2017-18 school budget, visit the SCHOOL BUDGET NEWS HOMEPAGE.


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