Local school budget plans win easily

GHENT–All six public school districts in the county put annual budget proposals before voters Tuesday, May 21, and all won approval by wide margins. All the budget proposals stayed within the limits set by the state on their property tax levy increases.

Each of the six districts also sought to fill seats on the school boards, but there were ballot contests only in the Ichabod Crane and Taconic Hills districts. Write-in candidates were elected in New Lebanon and Hudson.

The propositions in New Lebanon and Ichabod Crane districts for the purchase of new school buses also won approval.

 

Columbia County 2019

School District Election Results

 

Chatham

Proposed Budget

$31,583,390

*Yes  393

No   99

 

Board Candidates (5 seats)

*Graham Button  321

*Meghan Charron  336

*Muriel Faxon  377

*Matthew Fisch  304

*Craig Simmons  362

 

 

Proposition 2: To authorize a

student representative

*Yes  443

No   47

 

 

Germantown

Proposed Budget

$15,597,618

*Yes  160

No    89

 

Board Candidates (2 seats)

*Andrea Provan  193

*Teresa Repko   220

 

 

 

Hudson

Proposed Budget

$49,792,463

*Yes  442

No   227

 

Board Candidates (3 seats)

Willette Jones  427

Charles Parmentier (write-in) 145

Justin Elliott (write-in) 63

 

 

 

Ichabod Crane

$41,597,201

Proposed Budget

*Yes  787

No   477

 

Board Candidates (3 seats)

James Antalek  362

Anne Marie Bertram  440

Brendan Caluneo  184

John Chandler  267

*Matthew Nelson  571

*Jeffrey Ouellette  507

*Elizabeth Phillips  536

Anthony Welcome 498

 

Proposition 2: Purchase 5

school buses

*Yes  817

No  445

 

 

New Lebanon

$12,480,879

Proposed Budget

* Yes  141

No     7

 

Board Candidates (3  seats)

John Kalisz  109

Timothy Lambert  128

Robert Long (write-in)  23

 

 

 

Taconic Hills

$38,112,618

Proposed Budget

*Yes  519

No  137

 

Board Candidates (3 seats)

*Craig Bender  384 (5-yr term)

Lynn Brandt  229

*Joseph Costa  355

Nadine Gazzola  317

*Linda L. Lee  328

Four write-ins received one vote each:

Richard Herrington, Heidi Beneke Main,

George Beneke, Edward Fertik

 

Proposition 3: Purchase 2 school

buses

*Yes  512

No   140

 

 

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