Residents overwhelmingly pass the 2018-19 Budget and Bus Proposition…

Written by on May 15, 2018 in District News

Residents overwhelmingly pass the 2018-19 Budget and Bus Proposition

Budget –  $173.7 million budget for 2018-19 that includes a spending increase of 2.19 percent ($3,725,891). The tax levy increase of 2.92 percent is below the tax cap of 3.65 percent. The true value tax rate would increase an estimated 1.24 percent. A property with a market value of $250,000, would see a $54 increase in the tax bill.

Yes: 1,575

No: 543


Bus Proposition – The purchase of 23 vehicles at a cost  not exceed $2,381,505 of which approximately 60 percent will be reimbursed through state transportation aid, resulting in a 0.199 percent tax rate increase over five years. This is approximately a three cent ($.034) increase per $1,000 of assessed value beginning in 2019-20. Retired buses will be sold at auction or reassigned to operation and maintenance.

Yes: 1,665

No: 455


Board of Education – Three seats on the Board of Education are up for election. Only two candidates (incumbents Christina Rajotte and Robert Pressly) submitted petitions with the required 64 signatures to run. Two seats carry a three-year term and the seat held by Bill Casey, who will resign on June 30, carries a two-year term. The third vacant position will be filled by a qualified individual with the most write-in votes.

Robert Pressly: 1,544

Christina Rajotte: 1543

Write-in Votes: 983

The Board of Education write-in votes will be tallied and announced tomorrow.