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NSCSD voters approve proposed budget

North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the district’s proposed 2024-2025 school year budget with a 65,2 percent approval. A total of 1,846 votes were cast, with the final tally being 1,204 yes votes and 642 no votes on the $212,196,591 proposal. A bus proposition for $2,152,433 also passed with 1,268 yes votes and 579 no votes for a 68.7 percent approval. Voters also authorized the district’s use of capital reserve/debt service funds for ongoing construction projects with a 69.3 percent approval (1,271 yes votes/564 no votes). Additionally, the Salina Free Library proposition for $510,565 passed (76.3 percent approval) with 58 yes votes and 18 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, 2024:  
  • Beth Kramer (1,091 votes)
  • Paul Farfaglia (1,022 votes)
  • Mark Thorne (962 votes)

The following candidates were not elected: 
  • Andrew Matyasik (808 votes)
  • Nicholas Edwards (800 votes)

The 2024-2025 tax levy increase of 2.98 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