WVSD voters approve $90+ million budget, buses, reserves

Two incumbents returned, one new face added to the Board of Education


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  • Voters throughout the area approved school spending plans.



By Abby Wolf

— By a comfortable margin – 1,289 to 519 (71.3 percent) by preliminary counts – Warwick Valley School District voters approved the $90.1 million school budget for 2017-18.

The budget reflects a slight increase – 2.17 percent, compared with the current year’s budget, with a 1.8 percent tax levy increase that stays below New York State’s mandatory cap.

Reserve fundsThe ballot also contained three propositions:

Proposition: Buy five buses for $510,000 (60 percent covered with state aid):

Initial counts show that the proposition for new buses passed 1,080 to 716 (60.1 percent).

Proposition: Establish a reserve fund for school bus purchases The fund would accumulate a maximum of $2 million during a 10-year period.

By nearly a similar vote for the bus purchase - 1,061 to 726, voters approved a bus reserve fund (59.4 percent).

Proposition: Establish reserve fund for building improvement? The capital reserve fund would have a maximum contribution of $5 million over 10 years.

Residents also approved establishing a capital reserve fund by a vote of 1,205 to 582 (67.4 percent).

The district expects to certify final totals by the end of the week.

School board resultsIncumbents Robert Howe and Dory Masefield were re-elected to their seats, at 832 and 765 votes respectively.

Newcomer John Garcia received 819 votes.

Here’s how the other candidates fared:

Erin Maxcy (the third incumbent): 739 votes

Neil Sinclair: 568

Greg D’Ambrosio: 412

Lisa Kevins: 338

John Ihnachak: 271

According to board member Keith Parsons, voter turnout was higher this year than last year, by 246.

Next:Work session: May 22, 7 p.m., Dorothy C. Wilson Education Center

Regular meeting: June 12, 7 p.m., Dorothy C. Wilson Education Center


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