WUTR, WFXV, and WPNY are committed to giving you the information on your local school budgets. Here are some of the results from the votes on Wednesday, May 16. We will update the results as we receive them.
Adirondack Central School
Budget: YES 210, NO 96.
Board Seats: Michael Kramer, Maureen Healt.
Camden Central School
The Camden Central School District has proposed a budget of just over $56 million, with a 1.99% increase in local taxes.
Voters will also be deciding four board members to fill three three-year terms and one one-year term. Incumbents Thomas Fanning, Misty Portner and Katie Stone will be running for their seats alongside Lindsey Burdick, John Dean and Laird Petrie.
Central Valley Academy
Budget: YES 245, NO 58.
BOE Seats (three seats): Travis Costin 258, Jonathan Boucher 240, Patricia Day 58.
Cherry Valley – Springfield Central School
The district has proposed a budget of $14.6 million for the 2023-24 school year, at a 2% tax increase.
The voters in the district will also vote to purchase two buses — one 65-passenger and one 30-passenger — at a cost not to exceed $260,000.
There is one seat available on the Board of Education for a five-year term. Incumbent Gregory Lowry will be running against Nicole Fox for the seat.
Clinton Central School
Budget: YES 656, NO 130.
YES 638, NO 149.
Board Of Education (three seats): Rachael Clark 553, Sam Catterson 513, Patrick LaVeck 476, Jeremy Dawes 306.
Cooperstown Central School
Budget: YES 235, NO 42.
Proposition 1 (Bus Lease): YES 244, NO 33.
Proposition 2 (Capital Reserve): YES 237, NO 38.
Proposition 3 (Transportation Reserve): YES 231, NO 45.
Proposition 5 (Library Vote): YES 235, NO 40.
Board of Education Vote (two seats): Christopher Franck 232, Lynne Mebust 248, Write-ins 8.
Dolgeville Central School
Budget: YES 141, NO 83.
Bus Purchase: YES 158, NO 65.
Student BOE Member: YES 185, NO 34.
Board of Education (two seats): Jennifer Williams 189, Jonathan Fredericks 185.
Edmeston Central School
The district has proposed a budget of just under $11 million, resulting in a 6.4% tax levy increase, which is at the calculated tax cap for the district.
The public will also be voting on the purchase of two buses — one 60-passenger and one 30-passenger.
One person — incumbent Jay Lyon — will be running for the district’s only open seat on the Board of Education.
Frankfort-Schuyler Central School
The Frankfort-Schuyler school district is proposing a budget of just over $23 million for the 2023-24 school year, which brings with it a tax increase of 2.98%.
There will also be a library levy on the ballot of just under $125,000 for the Frankfort Village Library.
Three people will be running for three vacant seats on the Board of Education as well. Incumbents Dominick Bellino and Jack Bono will be joined by Jason Wasielewski on the ballot.
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School
On the ballot for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton voters is a proposed budget of just over $11 million. The proposed tax levy increase is exactly 2%.
The voters will also be asked to approve a capital budget of $5.2 million dollars, with zero tax increase. Proposed renovations to the school will include replacing lockers, a new playground, parking lot upgrades, and a hot water heater replacement.
Also up for vote is the establishment of a capital reserve fund, not to exceed $750,000, for capital improvements only to be used with voter approval.
Two candidates — Christopher Ostrander and Jed Barnes — will also be running for the two available seats on the Board of Education.
Hamilton Central School
Hamilton taxpayers will be voting on a proposed $15 million budget, which will carry with it a 3.98% tax levy increase.
Voters will also be voting on the purchase of new school buses, as well as a proposal to let a student serve as a non-voting member of the school board, and a tax for the Hamilton Public Library.
Three people — Thomas Furner, Sunghwan Choe, and Travis Ames — will be running for two seats on the School Board.
Herkimer Central School
Budget: YES 248, NO 43.
Board of Education (three seats): Scott Petucci 240, Joseph Lamanna 235, Diann Fischer 229.
Library Trustees: Christina Palmiotto (223) receives a five-year seat, Matilda Sagaas (16) receives a three-year term.
Library tax levy: YES 230, NO 61.
Holland Patent Central School
Holland Patent taxpayers will see a proposed 2.41% increase in their taxes, coming from the school’s over-$39 million proposed budget for next year.
Also on the ballot for Holland Patent is the purchase of two school buses and a passenger van. The ballot also includes a capital project at a cost of over $18 million with no tax increase. The project — which will span three of the four Holland Patent schools — includes asbestos abatement in the high school, renovations to the elementary cafeteria, and classroom renovations in the middle school. The project also includes the building of new, and renovation of the tennis courts, as well as renovations to the school’s all-purpose field, which will include new lights and a new scoreboard.
Laurens Central School
Voters in the district will be voting on a proposed budget of just under $11 million dollars. A tax levy increase of 2% comes with that budget.
Voters will also be asked to approve the purchase of one 65-passenger bus, with no additional impact on the tax levy.
Thomas Francisco will be running unopposed for the Board of Education’s lone vacancy.
Little Falls City School District
Budget: YES 255, NO 51.
Transportation Contract Extension: YES 268, NO 38.
Public Library Tax Levy: YES 255, NO 52.
Board of Education (three-year terms): Kristina Hameister and Kimberly Sabatino were elected to seats on the Board of Education.
Milford Central School
The district will be asking for a budget of just over $11.6 million and a tax levy increase of 1.83%. It will also be asking voters to approve the establishment of a Capital Reserve Fund.
Three people are running for three seats on the Board of Education, with the top two vote-getters receiving three-year seats and the other one receiving a term of just one year. Peter Paffenroth, Daniel Atkinson and Robert Partridge will all be running for those seats.
Morris Central School
Morris Central School did not respond to requests for information.
Morrisville-Eaton Central School
The district will be asking for a budget of just over $19 million. The increase in property taxes will be 3.92%.
Also on the ballot for the Morrisville-Eaton School District will be a proposition to buy three buses, at a cost of just over $400,000. The voters will also be asked to decide on an increase of almost 5,000 to library funding, bringing the total to approximately $145,000.
Three people — Leah Custer-Twiss, Trevor Thieme, and Dustin Jones will be running for two seats on the Board of Education, while one — Robin Branch-Staelens — will be running for public library trustee.
Mount Markham Central School
Mount Markham Central School did not respond to requests for information.
New Hartford Central School
Budget: YES 641, NO 193.
Board of Education: Linda Lark ran unopposed.
Bus Proposition: YES 658, NO 172.
New York Mills Union Free School District
The proposed budget for the district is just under $16.5 million, only approximately a $500,000 increase from last year. There will be no increase for New York Mills taxpayers.
Oneonta City School District
The budget and both propositions for the Oneonta City School District passed. No further information was given by the district.
Oriskany Central School
Budget: YES 252, NO 53.
Library Levy: YES 245, NO 54.
Trustee Seats (three-year terms): Therese Hanna 240, Jeff Kraeger 188, Brian Judycki 167.
Owen D. Young Central School
The school district has proposed a budget of just over $7 million dollars. That will result in a 2% tax increase.
Three candidates — Paul Kennerknecht, Amy Doody, and George Mower — are campaigning for two open seats on the Board of Education. Deb Bronner is also running unopposed for a seat on the library board.
There is also one proposition on the Owen D. Young ballot: a tax levy of just over $32,000 for the Jordanville Library.
Poland Central School
Budget: YES 115, NO 64.
Board of Education: Danielle Allen ran unopposed and received 131 votes. Shauna Douglass received 46 write-in votes and will fill the other empty seat.
Remsen Central School
The district’s proposed budget will be approximately $14.3 million which will include a tax levy increase of 1%.
Remsen voters will also be asked to approve the purchase of one school bus, not to exceed $151,888.
Tara Kennerknecht will be running unopposed for the only open Board of Education seat.
Richfield Springs Central School
Richfield Springs did not respond to requests for information.
Rome City School District
Budget: YES 556, NO 374.
Board of Education seats (three three-year terms, one one-year term): Jeff DeMatteis 724, Suzanne Carvelli 680, Paula Witt 455, Kirstin Safin 439. Safin will finish out the rest of the current term, then serve her one-year term beginning July 1.
Sauquoit Valley Central School
Voters will be deciding on an almost $25 million budget, which brings with it a 2.16% tax increase.
Also on the ballot of Sauquoit Valley is a bus resolution to buy one 60-passenger bus and another 42-passenger bus with wheelchair access.
Two people will be elected to the Board of Education as well. Anthony Nicotera, the incumbent and Cathy Pumilia will be running for the two three-year seats.
Schenevus Central School
Voters will be asked to approve a proposed budget of just under $10.7 million.
Voters will also be asked to approve a proposed $300,000 purchase of two school buses.
South Lewis Central School
The budget for South Lewis will be just under $30 million. A 1.98% tax increase marks the 12th straight year the distract has remained below the state’s tax cap.
The school will also ask voters for five 66-passenger buses, and an increase in appropriation — from $80,000 to $90,000 — to be split among four different public libraries in Constableville, Lyons Falls, Turin and Port Leyden.
Incumbent Thomas Burmingham will also be looking for another five-year term on the Board of Education. He will be running against Stacey McCall for the seat.
Town of Webb/Old Forge School District
The Town of Webb/Old Forge School District will be asking for just over $11 million for the school year. That results in an almost-11.5% increase in taxes, which according to New York State law, will require a supermajority for it to pass.
Proposition #3 and #4 will be increases in funding for both the Old Forge and Woodgate libraries, respectively.
One Board of Education seat is up for grabs. Holly Armendola is the only candidate on the ballot for the five-year term.
Unatego Central School
Unatego will be proposing a budget of just over $24 million, with a proposed tax increase of 1.9%.
Utica City Schools
The last budget presentation for the Utica City School District will be Monday, May 15 at the Kennedy Middle School Auditorium.
On The Ballot: The district has proposed a budget of over $243 million, an increase of almost $30 million from last year. There will be no proposed tax increase for the 2023-24 school year.
There are two seats available on the Board of Education.
VVS Central School
Budget: YES 1,117, NO 726.
Bus Proposition: YES 1,269, NO 563.
Board of Education: Mark Kinne 1387, Julie McMullen 960, Andrew Naegele 565.
Waterville Central School
Budget: YES 276, NO 83.
Bus Proposition: YES 274, NO 86.
Waterville Library Levy: YES 305, NO 56.
Waterville Library Trustees: Holly McNamara and Kristen Graves.
Oriskany Library Levy: YES 297, NO 64.
Three-Year BOE seats: Justin Barth, Tim Jones and Stephen Stanton.
One-Year BOE seat: Ken Boone.
New Mascot Name: Eagles received 249 of the 678 votes cast.
West Canada Valley Central School
West Canada Valley did not respond to requests for information.
Westmoreland Central School
The Westmoreland voters will be deciding whether or not to adopt a proposed school budget of just over $25 million, which would include a 3.64% increase in taxes. Also on the ballot will be a proposition to buy three full-sized buses at a cost of just over $425,000.
Two candidates — Steven Bulger and Denise Szarek — are running for re-election to the Board of Education. There are two seats up for grabs in the Westmoreland school district.
Whitesboro Central School
Budget: YES 670, NO 204.
Proposition #1 (Buses): YES 675, NO 197.
Proposition #2 (Capital Reserve): YES 664, NO 201.
BOE Seats (two seats): Brian McQueen 737, Jonathan Henderson 671, Write-ins 13.
Library Budget: YES 651, NO 218.
Library Proposition #1 (Capital Improvements): YES 587, NO 278.
Library Trustee (one seat): Sally Swierczek 685, Write-ins 4.
Worcester Central School
Worcester did not respond to requests for information.