Budget 2018-2019 Overview
2018-19 budget exit survey results available
The GCSD conducted an exit survey during its Annual School Budget Vote on May 15, 2018. The purpose was to collect demographic data about who voted on the budget and information about why voters voted the way they did.
The survey was voluntary and anonymous. Surveys were made available,
both electronically and in paper form, to voters at the polling sites for
anyone who chose to fill one out after voting. While these results do not
represent the opinions of all voters, they do provide many residents’
perceptions about the district and its proposed budget.
2018-19 budget approved by voters
On Tuesday, May 15, GCSD residents approved a $100,925,515 budget for the 2018-19 school year by a vote of 1405 (yes) to 567 (no). This budget represents an increase in spending of $2,441,405, or 2.48 percent over the current year budget and will result in an estimated 2.22 percent tax levy increase. Tax rates are estimated to increase by 1.97 percent for residents of the Town of Guilderland.
Voters also approved a $1,117,700 proposition to purchase eight large buses, one wheelchair-accessible bus, one transportation minivan, and one large track mower by a vote of 1414 (yes) and 549 (no) and elected four members to the Board of Education:
- Seema Rivera (1429)
- Christine Hayes (1400)
- Sean Maguire (1383)
- Benjamin Goes (1224)