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South Glens Falls Central School District 2022-23 budget and Envision 2025 Capital Project approved by voters

May 17, 2022

On Tuesday, May 17, South Glens Falls Central School District residents voted to approve the district’s 2022-23 proposed budget with 798 voting in favor and 288 voting against it. 

The proposed $64,935,782 spending plan for the 2022-23 school year represented a $624,605 increase in spending over the current year’s budget. The increase in the tax levy is 2.90 percent, which is below the district’s state-imposed tax levy limit of 3.62 percent.  

Voters also approved the $33.6 million Envision 2025 Capital Project by a vote of 692 to 391.

Envision 2025 will make needed improvements to our district’s school buildings and facilities. Oliver W. Winch Middle School would see the largest number of improvements, including a complete overhaul of our seventh and eighth-grade science rooms, large-group instructional room and entryway. The project would also create a dedicated choral room and expand our band room – a major need since as many as 80 students may practice at a given time. Each of our other buildings and the athletic facilities will also be upgraded. 

The plan has no additional tax impact on our residents. For a full review of the project, see our Envision 2025 webpage.

“I would like to thank our voters for showing their support for our ongoing programs and plans to improve our facilities,” Superintendent Kristine Orr said. “It is heartening to know that during these sometimes difficult economic times, our community sees and supports our continuing efforts to both maintain and strengthen our academic and extracurricular offerings.”

Also on the ballot

The purchase of four 72-passenger school buses and one 35-passenger school bus at a maximum estimated cost of $614,194 was  approved  – with 804 voting in favor and 283 voting against it.

Finally, three of the four candidates for the board of education were elected. 

  • John P. Leary, MD
  • Heidi Brennan
  • Thomas Kurtz

All terms will begin July 1, 2022.

Category: District News