Voters of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District approved a $51.2 million budget for the 2022-23 school year, with 620 in favor and 305 opposed – 67% 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 $51,256,929 budget for the 2022-23 school year calls for an increase in total spending of 5.39%, or $2,619,628, over the current school year. As part of this plan, the district will utilize $1.6 million from the Fund Balance to mitigate the impact on taxpayers resulting in a tax levy increase of 2%.
Residents were also asked to vote on additional propositions:
Voters approved a $2.3 million Capital Improvement Project by a vote of 571 in favor, and 350 opposed.
The bus replacement proposition was approved by a vote of 617 in favor, and 308 opposed.
The proposition to fund the repair reserve by $500,000 was approved by a vote of 651 in favor and 266 opposed.
There were three positions on the RCS Board of Education up for election. Michael Deyo was elected with 553 votes, Edward Bedinotti was elected with 431 votes, and Jennifer Molino with 409 votes.
Please note that the results of the vote and election will be considered for ratification by the Board of Education tomorrow evening during the Wednesday, May 18 Board of Education Meeting.
Update: The Board of Education ratified the results of the vote and election at the Wednesday, May 18 Board of Education Meeting. Thank you for supporting RCS!