May 17, 2017 10:33 AM
Voters Approve Hoosick Falls Central School District 2017-18 Budget and Bus Proposition; Fill Board of Education Seats
Hoosick Falls Central School District residents approved the proposed 2017-18 school budget by 71% of votes on May 16th, 2017. The final vote tally was 298 yes votes and 121 no.
The community was also asked to vote on a separate proposition to purchase buses. Using the School Bus Capital Reserve, this proposition will have no impact on taxes. This proposition was approved by 309 yes votes, and 108 no votes.
Superintendent Kenneth Facin said, “We are deeply appreciative of the continued support the community gives our school and our operations.”
He added, “The community has once again supported our students and their learning opportunities as we continue to forge wonderful relationships with all sectors of our community from businesses, and organizations, to the town and village, as we seek to take on the presented challenges. This vote clearly exemplifies that our community is committed to education and dedicated to a great future for our students.”
Board President Greg Laurin said, “On behalf of the Hoosick Falls Central School District Board of Education, we are deeply thankful for the support our community has provided for this school budget. We strive every year to try and balance the taxpayer’s ability to fund education and learning opportunities; we are grateful that our community continues to support these efforts.”
Two seats were up for election for the Hoosick Falls Central School District Board of Education, and two candidates ran unopposed. The candidate votes are John Helft, 325 and Jackolyn Houghton, 336.
Updated: May 17, 2017 10:33 AM
Created: May 16, 2017 10:21 PM
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