On Tuesday, May 17, Guilderland residents will vote on the proposed $109,887,845 budget for the 2022-23 school year. The proposed plan calls for a $4,908,275 increase in spending over the current year’s budget. If approved, the budget would increase the tax levy by 2.98%, which is within the district’s levy limit.
The proposed budget focuses on providing the highest quality education, to ensure each and every student is ready and empowered to succeed in the future. The adopted spending plan would make it possible to lower class sizes in grade eight and expand the Altamont Elementary School library position, while aligning with the district’s goals of educating the whole student. The district remains committed to offering robust academics while supporting the programs that contribute to the social and emotional well-being of students, such as music, the arts and athletics.
Voting will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the elementary school in your residential zone.
In addition to the budget, residents will:
- Decide on a $976,000 proposition to purchase eight 66-passenger buses, three with chains.
- Elect four members to the board of Education. Watch the Meet the Candidates Night forum. Candidates do not run for a specific seat on the board. The individuals with the four highest vote totals will be elected. The candidates with the three highest vote totals will each serve a three-year term of office (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025). The candidate with the next highest vote total will serve the one-year term which will begin on May 18, 2022 and end on June 30, 2023.