RCS voters approve $48.6 million budget, bus and capital reserve propositions

Voters of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District approved a $48.6 million budget for the 2021-22 school year, with 497 in favor and 118 opposed – 81% of voters were in favor. The budget proposal is below the district’s assigned tax “cap” and required a simple majority of voters (50% plus one) to pass the budget.

The $48,637,301 budget for the 2021-22 school year calls for a decrease in total spending of 0.08 percent, or $40,361, over the current school year.

Voters also approved a bus purchase proposition by a vote of 476 in favor and 144 opposed, as well as a proposition to increase the maximum amount of the capital reserve fund for construction costs by a vote of 457 in favor and 156 opposed.

Three incumbents were reelected to the Board of Education: Kristin Hill-Burns with 523 votes, Howard Engel III with 527 votes, and Edward Reville with 504 votes.