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2015-16 budget approved by voters

*Updated May 20, 2015—On Tuesday, May 19, Guilderland Central School District residents approved a $93,689,600 budget for the 2015-16 school year by a vote of 1879 (yes) to 737 (no). This budget represents a 1.69 percent increase in spending over the current year's budget and will result in a 2.76 percent tax levy increase for district residents. Tax rates are estimated to increase by less than that amount at 2.12 for residents of the Town of Guilderland.

Voters approved a $1,160,000 capital improvement proposition to make needed improvements in the high school auditorium and on the high school football field and track, by a vote of 1766 (yes) and (832) no. Voters also approved a $1,125,000 bus and equipment proposition to purchase 11 new buses and one maintenance plow truck by a vote of 1824 (yes) and 781 (no) and elected three members to the Board of Education. Election results are as follows:
 Catherine Barber (1302 votes) *elected
 Christine Hayes (1574 votes) *elected
 Seema Rivera (1525 votes) *elected
 Timothy Burke (798 votes)
 Nicholas Fahrenkopf (978 votes)

For more information on the approved 2015-16 school budget, visit the SCHOOL BUDGET NEWS HOMEPAGE.

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