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Voting in the annual budget vote and election

General Budget Information

The 2022-23 school budget and board of education election will take place on Tuesday, May 18 at Ballard Elementary School and Tanglewood Elementary School, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Who can vote?

To vote in this election, you must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the South Glens Falls School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote and registered with Saratoga County Board of Elections.

Polling hours and locations

Polls will be open Tuesday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Election District 1: Town of Moreau residents, which includes the Village of South Glens Falls, vote at Tanglewood Elementary School.
Election District 2: Wilton/Northumberland residents vote at Ballard Elementary School.

A qualified voter may register with the county. For information on how to register, please contact Karyn Bates at batesk@sgfcsd.org / 518-793-9617, ext. 1.

Absentee ballots

Registered voters who are unable to vote in person can request an absentee application by calling 518-793-9617, ext. 1. Applications must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the vote if the voter is going to pick up the ballot in person.

Exit Survey

Exit surveys help the district to better understand our voters thoughts on our budget proposals. By taking one, you can help us in the planning of future budgets. Exit survey’s can be taken electronically on a Chromebook or via a paper copy. Exit surveys must be completed on site.

2022-23 Proposed School Budget

See a copy of our 2022-23 budget newsletter here

South Glens Falls Central School District residents will vote Tuesday, May 17, on a proposed $64,935,782 spending plan for the 2022-23 school year. The proposed plan calls for a $624,605 increase in spending over the current year’s budget.

If approved, the budget would increase the tax levy by 2.90 percent, which is below the district’s state-imposed tax levy limit of 3.62 percent. While final assessment figures are not available until August, it is projected that homeowners with an assessment of $100,000 will see their annual taxes increase by approximately $17, depending on the town where they live.

See more information here.

Envision 2025 Capital Project

The proposed $33.62 million capital project 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.

Our athletic facilities would see improvements as well, with a new multi-purpose turf field, new track and baseball/softball fields and improved irrigation.

Envision 2025 also revamps the nurse’s suites at South High and Ballard Elementary school, replaces part of the roofs at Ballard and Tanglewood, and installs whiteboards at all our elementary buildings.

The plan will have no additional tax impact for our residents.

For a full review of the project see our Envision 2025 webpage.

School Bus Purchase Proposal

Residents are asked to consider authorizing the purchase of four 72-passenger school buses, and one 35-passenger school bus at a maximum estimated cost of $614,194.

SGFCSD Board of Education candidates

Voters will elect three members to the board of education.

The candidates are as follows:

  • Dr. John P. Leary, M.D.
  • Heidi Brennan
  • Thomas Kurtz
  • Jeffrey Riggi  
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Dr. John P. Leary, M.D. Dr. John P. Leary is running for his first term on the South Glens Falls Central School District board of education.
He holds his M.D. from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and is board certified in pediatrics, emergency medicine and anesthesiology. He is the former school physician for the South Glens Falls Central School District.
Heidi Brennan Heidi Brennan is running for her first term on the school board. She is an inbound data processor for Nielsen Media.
She is a 1988 Graduate of Hadley-Luzerne Central School District. She received her associates degree for IT-End user support in 2016.
Brennan has chaperoned dances at Oliver W. Winch Middle School and volunteered at the registration table at the South High Marathon Dance, which she also donated food and time to. She has also volunteered several years in a row. at the Moreau Community Center for Global Impact Day
Brennan and her husband Aaron have two children, one who is currently attending South High and the other is a recent graduate.
Thomas Kurtz Thomas Kurtz has been on the school board since the 2010-11 school year. He graduated from the Canterbury School in New Milford CT and holds a bachelor of science in marketing from Fordham University and is currently the Vice President of Sales at Poppi Beverages. Kurtz has been a volunteer baseball and soccer coach for the Moreau Rec League since 2010. He has also served on the Town of Moreau Conservation Committee. Kurtz and his wife, Adele, have three children who all attend South High.
Jeff Riggi Jeff Riggi has been on the school board since the 2008-09 school year. He served as president of the South Glens Falls CSD Board of Education from 2009-11. Riggi is the vice president of sales at Allimand-Interweb, Inc. After graduating from Draper High School in Schenectady he attended Clarkson University where he obtained a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. Riggi and his wife, Linda, have two children who graduated from South Glens Falls High School.