2022-23 school budget approved by voters; four candidates elected to board of education
The Guilderland Central School District community approved the district’s $109,887,845 budget proposal for the 2022-23 school year on Tuesday, May 17 by a vote of 3,215 (YES) to 1,483 (NO), a margin of 68.43%.
“I’m so appreciative to the community for supporting our students,” said Dr. Marie Wiles, Superintendent of Schools. “The very high turnout shows the residents’ level of engagement and how much they value the education we offer at Guilderland schools. This show of confidence and support for what happens every day in our classrooms means a lot!”
Residents approved the purchase of eight 66-passenger buses, by a vote of 3,319 (YES) to 1,337 (NO).
Board of Education Election
Ten candidates sought election to four open board of education seats. Candidates and the number of votes they received are:
Kelly Person 3,005 votes;
Gloria Towle-Hilt 2,969 votes;
Katie DiPierro 2,908 votes;
Kimberly Blasiak 2,871 votes;
Barbara Fraterrigo 1,264 votes;
Mark Reamer 1,132 votes;
April McAllister 1,035 votes;
Nicole Coonradt 1,027 votes;
Jennifer Romano 982 votes;
William Kearney 546 votes.
The candidates with the three highest vote totals will each serve a three-year term of office, July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025: Kelly Person, Gloria Towle-Hilt and Katie DiPierro.
The candidate with the next highest vote total will serve a one-year term of office, May 18, 2022-June 30, 2023: Kimberly Blasiak.