School budget vote and BOE elections Tuesday, May 18

$105 Million proposed budgetOn May 18, 2021, Guilderland residents will vote on the proposed $104,979,570 budget for the 2021-22 school year. The proposal carries a 1.89% spending increase over the current year and a 1.28% increase to the tax levy, which is at the levy limit.

The proposed budget focuses on a safe return to in-person instruction in 2021-22 while preserving the academic and extracurricular opportunities. The spending plan also focuses on students’ mental health and well-being by adding a school psychologist at the high school to better meet the demand for mental health support for students impacted by prolonged stress and the life disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposed budget also includes a full-time equity, diversity, and inclusivity coordinator to oversee the district’s work to foster a safe, diverse school environment where all are heard, seen, safe, valued, respected and welcome.

In-person voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the elementary school in your residential zone. Absentee ballots will not be mailed to all registered voters, but are available upon request.

In addition to the budget, residents will:

View the proposed line-by-line budget

Calculate your estimated school tax bill

Voter information

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