Voters approve budget, propositions

On Tuesday, Schenevus Central School District voters approved the district’s proposed $10,252,712 budget for the 2022-23 school year by a margin of 193-122.

Voters also approved two propositions: one, to purchase a school bus, and a second proposition that will allow the district to create a capital reserve fund. In addition, voters elected Serenity Beardslee to one open seat on the Board of Education. Beardslee was the sole candidate for the seat, receiving 208 votes, and will be seated on the board on July 1st.

Because the proposed tax levy increase of 4% or $670,527 exceeded the district’s tax levy limit (or “tax cap,”) a 60% supermajority was needed to approve the budget. The proposal was approved by 61% of voters.

“We appreciate the continued support of this community,” Superintendent Theresa Carlin said, adding, “This budget will help ensure that Schenevus Central School can continue providing students with the current level of programs and services they rely upon.”