2023-24 budget approved by voters; three candidates elected to board of education

On May 16, Guilderland Central School District voters approved a $119,772,194 proposed budget for the 2023-24 school year by a vote of 1,515 (yes) to 646 (no), a 70.11% approval. The budget carries a 8.99% increase in spending over the current year’s budget and will result in a 2.66% tax levy increase, which is within the district’s tax levy limit.

“We would like to thank the Guilderland community for voting today and for your ongoing support of our students and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles. “We look ahead with a continued commitment to educating the whole child by offering robust academics as well as the programs that contribute to the social and emotional well-being of each and every student.”

Bus Proposition

Residents also approved the purchase of six 65-passenger buses, two 35-passenger buses and one maintenance vehicle by a vote of 1,543 (yes) and 610 (no).

Board of Education Election

Three candidates sought election for three open board of education seats. They are:

Judy Slack 1,611 votes;
Rebecca Butterfield 1,608 votes;
Kimberly Blasiak 1,585 votes

May 18, 2023: this article was updated to reflect the final official vote and election results.

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