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Thank you NSCSD Voters! District's proposed 2021-2022 school budget approved

North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the District’s proposed 2021-2022 school year budget with a 72 percent approval.  A total of 1,488 votes were cast, with the final tally being 1,063 yes votes and 407 no votes on the $180,258,175 proposal. A bus proposition for $1,709,850 also passed with 1,076 yes votes and 392 no votes for a 73 percent approval. Additionally, the Salina Free Library proposition for $480,181 passed with 41 yes votes and 14 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, 2021: 
  • Paul Farfaglia (1,077 votes)
  • Mark Thorne (1,036 votes)
  • Beth Kramer, Ed.D. (1,018 votes)
Additionally, Xavier Moody-Wusik was elected to the Board of Education with 839 votes to fill a vacant seat left due to the passing of Board of Education Member Erin McDonald.

The following candidates were not elected:
Nicole Planty (543 votes)
Michelle Henry (517 votes)

Superintendent of Schools, Daniel Bowles said, “Many thanks to all of our community members who came out to vote this year. It has been a challenging year but the support we’ve received on all levels has been amazing and we are so grateful.”

The 2021-2022 tax levy increase of 3.05 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. For details about the budget, visit the district’s budget website at