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Voters approve proposed budget

North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the District’s proposed 2019-2020 school year budget with a 77 percent approval. 1,848 votes were cast, with the final tally being 1,423 yes votes and 410 no votes on the $166,760,407 proposal. A bus proposition for $1,506,092 also passed (76 percent approval) with 1,407 yes votes and 418 no votes. Additionally, the Salina Free Library proposition for $458,393 passed with 66 yes votes and 13 no votes.

Voters elected the following three candidates to the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education for (three-year) terms beginning July 1, 2019: 
  • Mary Scanlon (1,536 votes)
  • Robert Crabtree (1,533 votes)
  • Matthew Hermann (1,266 votes)
Michael Donofrio was not elected with 685 votes.

Superintendent of Schools, Annette Speach said, “Many thanks to all of our community members who came out to vote. We are excited about the increased opportunities that our students will have next year.”

The 2019-2020 tax levy increase of 2.77 percent is within the allowable tax levy limit as calculated under the state’s “tax cap” guidelines. Therefore, a simple majority was required for authorization and residents will receive their tax rebate checks. For details about the 2019-2020 budget, visit the district’s budget website.