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RCS voters approve $48.6 million budget, bus and public library propositions

Voters of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District approved by absentee ballot a $48.6 million budget for the 2020-21 school year, with 1,720 in favor and 809 opposed – a margin of 46%. Because the proposed 0.0% tax levy which is below the district’s state-calculated “cap,” a simple majority (50%) was required for passage.

The $48,677,662 budget for the 2020-21 school year calls for an increase in total spending of 1.28 percent, or $615,345, over the current school year. Much of the proposed spending increase will meet contractual obligations and fulfill programmatic planning for the upcoming school year.

Voters also approved a bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1,570 in favor and 952 opposed, as well as a proposition to support the estimated needs of the Public Library by a vote of 1,740 in favor and 790 opposed.

Three incumbents were reelected to the Board of Education: Tina Furst-Hotaling with 2,001 votes, William McFerran with 1,964 votes, and Peter Ross with 1,952 votes.