Voters can have say on school budgets, board elections today

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Here is a look at several of the school district budgets and board of education elections on the ballot today:

ADIRONDACK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.adirondackcsd.org

Proposed 2022-23 District Budget: $31,584,436 

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $31, 567,889

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +.05%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $10,429,351

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +1.7%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval):

No additional propositions 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 7 members elected to staggered three-year terms.

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 3

Members Retiring from Seat(s): 2

Incumbent Candidates: Bruce Brach

Candidates: Keith Redhead and Abby Podkowka

Of Note: This budget includes the purchase of 3 new school buses to maintain a safe fleet, a car to allow us to offer Drivers Education, and a maintenance truck to replace one in disrepair. In addition, every year we have cost increases for salaries, health insurance, and other expenses such as fuel/gas. The major reason forsuch a minimal increase to the ACSD budget is due to the stimulus money (for COVID) the district is receiving, including $1.16 million in CRSSA money (to be used by September of 2023) and $3.4 million in ARP money (to be used by September 2024).

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 12 noon till 8 pm in the Multipurpose Room at Adirondack High School, 8181 State Route 294, Boonville, NY 13309.

CAMDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.camdencsd.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2021-22 Budget: $53,720,581

Final 2020-21 District Budget:$53,590,578

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +.24%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $12,175.025 

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +.4.5%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

No additional propositions

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 7 members serve staggering three-year terms

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 3

Members Retiring from Seat(s): 3

Incumbent Candidates: Stewart Hatzinger and Misty Portner

Candidates: John Dean, Julie Young, Brian Melancon, Jared Perham and Charles Hurd

Of Note: 2 of the 3 Board seats open for election are at-large, three-year term seats. One seat is a one-year term.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 12 noon to 9 pm at Camden High School, 55 Oswego Street, Camden NY 13316 in Room #302

CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.ccs.edu

BUDGET

Proposed 2022-23 Budget: $29,800,950

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $29,147,253 

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +4.7%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $16,330,759

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: -2.08%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

Proposition 3: Shall the sum of $331,279 be raised by the annual levy of a tax upon the taxable property within the Clinton Central School District for the purpose of funding the Kirkland Town Library?*

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 7 members serve for staggered thee-year terms

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 3

Candidates Retiring from Seat(s): 2

Incumbent Candidates: Ms. Erica Shaw

Candidates: Ms. Lisa Magnarelli, Ms. Mary Kay Vatalaro-Tyksinski Mr. Sam Catterson Ms. Marie Constantino

Of Note: Clinton Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steve Grimm, has announced his intention to retire. Patricia N. Kilburn, Ed.D, District Superintendent of Schools, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties, is serving as the Search consultant.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 12 noon to 8 pm in the Theater lobby (adjacent to the Middle School), 75 Chenango Avenue, Clinton, NY 13323

HOLLAND PATENT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.hpschools.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2022-23 Budget: $37,990,863

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $36,816,639

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +3.19%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $37,990,863

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2.2%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

PROPOSITION NO. 1: Authorize a purchase of school buses for $345,426. PROPOSITION NO. 2: Authorize a non-voting student member on the School Board.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 5 members serving staggering terms of five years

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 1

Candidates Retiring from Seat(s): 1 - Noel Gaige

Incumbent Candidates: 0

Candidates: Tim Bajian, Cecil Morris, Colt Brumm, 

Of Note: HPCSD has hired ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE, NICK PANUCCIO. He comes with a wide range of experience in both school accounting, auditing and private industry. Having been in Canastota CSD as the Executive Director of Finance and Operations, and Rome City School District as Treasurer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public management and a master’s degree in accountancy, both from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School District Business Leadership from The College of Saint Rose. 

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 10 am to 8 pm in the Holland-Patent High School Gymnasium, 9601 Main Street, Holland Patent, NY 13354

NEW HARTFORD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.newhartfordschools.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2022-23 Budget: $57,827,097

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $55,633,097

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $38,205,377

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

Proposition 1 To authorize the purchase and bonding of school buses at a cost not to exceed $554,000. The state will reimburse the school up to 70% of the cost of these vehicles.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 7 members staggering five-year terms

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 2

Members Retiring from Seat(s): 2

Incumbent Candidates: 0

Candidates: Michelle Parker - Nicole Perretta - Heather L. Evans - Nicole Goodelle - Erik Sheehan

 Of Note: New Hartford Central School District self-insures its faculty and staff.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 7 am to 9 pm in the Senior High School Gymnasium, 33 Oxford Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

NEW YORK MILLS UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.newyorkmills.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2022-23 Budget: $15,945,575

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $15,495,435

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2.9%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $8,117,286

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: 0%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

No additional propositions.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 7 members elected to staggered five-year terms.

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1:1

Members Retiring from Seat(s): 1

Incumbent Candidates: 0

Candidates: Jonathan M. Fiore, Robert Mahardy, Amy Vandehei

Of Note: NYMUFSD is not raising their tax levy this year; the levy amount is identical to the 2021-22 school year levy.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 12 noon till 8 pm in the Beekman Gymnasium, 1 Marauder Boulevard, New York Mills, NY 13417

ONEIDA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.oneidacsd.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2022-23 Budget: $49,445,203

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $48,072,943

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2.85%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $19.013,222 $18,459,676

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +3%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

Proposition #2: Buses

RESOLVED that, pursuant to Education Law §§2503(12-a) and 1709(25)(i),

the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Oneida,

Madison County, New York, is hereby authorized to lease and expend

therefore, including costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, an

amount not to exceed the estimated cost of $202,000, and for a term not

to exceed five (5) years, the following motor vehicles: two (2) sixty-six seat

passenger school buses, one (1) fifty-four seat passenger school bus with

two wheelchair positions, one (1) thirty seat passenger school bus and five

(5) seventy seat passenger school buses; AND, that such sum, or so much

thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax collected

in annual installments; and that in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the

District shall be issued.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 7 members, staggering five-year terms.

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 2

Candidates Retiring from Seat(s): 2 - Breyt Coakley and Robert Group

Incumbent Candidates: 0

Candidates: Mrs. Nadine Flynn and Mr. Mark Barbano

Of Note: Because only two candidates are running for two vacant seats, both candidates will their inaugural Board of Education terms.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 12 noon to 9 pm at Oneida High School, 560 Seneca Street, Oneida, NY 13421, and Durham Elementary School, 5462 Main Street, Durhamville, NY 13054.

ORISKANY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.oriskanycsd.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2022-23 Budget: $16,688,766 

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $16,325,098

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2.23%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $6,618,827

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2.2%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

No additional propositions.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 7 members serve staggering three-year terms

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 3

Members Retiring from Seat(s): 

Incumbent Candidates: 0

Candidates:

Three candidates running for three seats:

Michelle Anderson (incumbent)

James Chase (incumbent)

Louis Ciotti

Adam Kernan currently holds the third seat set to expire but chose not to run for re-election.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 12 noon to 8:30 pm at the Canopy Entrance of the Junior/Senior High School, 1312 Utica Street, Oriskany, NY 13424.

REMSEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.remsencsd.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2022-23 Budget: $13,986,284

Final 2021-22 District Budget: $13,598,332

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +4.7%

2022-23 Proposed Tax Levy: $5,589,914

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +1%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

Proposition #1 - Bus Purchase

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Remsen Central School District is

hereby authorized to undertake the acquisition of two 66-passenger school buses,

not to exceed estimated maximum cost of $253,018 less trade-in value, if any, and

that such costs, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy

of a tax to be collected in annual installments. In anticipation of such tax, debt

obligations of the school district as may be necessary not to exceed $253,018 shall

be issued, or the school district may enter into an installment purchase contract if

the Board of Education determines that it is in the best interest of the school district

to finance the purchase in that method.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: staggering five-year terms

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 1

Members Retiring from Seat(s): 0

Incumbent Candidates: Mary Lou Allen

Of Note: Mary Lou Allen, the current President of the Remsen Board of Education, is running for re-election to her seat for a new five-year term.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 1 pm to 8 pm at the Remsen Elementary School cafeteria, 9733 Main Street, Remsen, NY 13438.

ROME CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Website: www.romecsd.org

BUDGET

Proposed 2021-22 Budget: $130,285,026

Final 2019-20 District Budget: $122,980,692

Percent Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +5.94%

2021-22 Proposed Tax Levy: $36,543,239

Percent Tax Levy Increase/Decrease Year-on-Year: +2.5%

Propositions on Ballot (in addition to Board of Ed Candidates and Budget Approval): 

PROPOSITION 3: Creation of an additional Capital Reserve with a maximum limit of $5,000,000.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board of Ed Basics: 9 seats, staggering three-year terms

Number of Seats Vacant as of July 1: 3

Number of Seats Vacant as of May 18: 1

Members Retiring from Seat(s): 1 - Paul Hagerty

Incumbent Candidates: 3 - Tanya Davis, Lisa Herbowy and Danielle Lubecki

Candidates: 5 - Kelly Carinci, JoAnn Cook, Cassie Knutti, Jon Maggiolino and Renee Pasqualetti

Of Note: Danielle Lubecki was appointed to a mid-term vacancy resulting from a resignation. The candidate receiving the 4th highest total votes will fill that seat for the remaining two years of its term and be sworn into office immediately, on May 18, to complete the first year of that term.

VOTING INFORMATION

May 17 Election Information: Polls will be open for in-person voting from 9 am to 8 pm. Polling places assigned by ward are listed below:

• First Ward: Rome City School District, 409 Bell Road 

• Second Ward: Rome City School District, 409 Bell Road

• Third Ward: Redeemer Church, 129 North Washington St. 

• Fourth Ward: Gansevoort School – 758 W. Liberty St. 

• Fifth Ward: Strough Middle School – 801 Laurel St. 

• Sixth Ward: St. Paul’s Catholic Church – 1807 Bedford St.

• Seventh Ward: Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St. 

• Eighth Ward: Stokes School – 9095 Turin Road 

• Ninth Ward: Stokes School – 9095 Turin Road

• Tenth Ward: Westernville Library – 9172 Main St., Westernville 

A description of the boundaries of the school election districts is on file and may be inspected in the school district’s Business Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Business Office is located at 409 Bell Road, in the Clough building.

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