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Results of the school budget vote and board of education election

June 17, 2020

One June 16, South Glens Falls Central School District absentee ballots for the annual school budget vote and board of education election were counted. District residents voted to approve the district’s 2020-21 proposed budget with 2,662 voting in favor and 1,069 voting against the $59,967,402 spending plan for the 2020-21 school year. The proposed plan calls for a $1,516,224—or 2.59%—increase in spending over the current year’s budget.

“This year’s budget process was unlike any other, but we appreciate the collaborative nature of our staff and the community as we worked to prepare a budget that was acceptable to taxpayers and maintained programming,” said Superintendent of Schools Kristine Orr. “I am thankful to our community for supporting this year’s budget.”

Voters also approved a $611,452 proposal to purchase two 72-passenger school buses, two 66-passenger school buses and two 30-passenger school buses with 2,432 voting in favor and 1,292 voting against it.

Finally, three candidates were elected to the board of education. Community members elected Dr. Christine Dawson (2,661), William Elder (2,651) and Lisa Hogan (2,717) to serve three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2020.

Counting the votes took longer than expected because one of the county-issued voting machines malfunctioned and the district’s four election inspectors had to hand count the majority of the ballots.

Category: District News