School Budget, Bus Purchase and Capital Project propositions to go before voters May 21

On Tuesday, May 21, Guilderland Central School District residents will go to the polls to decide on three district propositions: the budget for the 2019-2020 school year; a request to replace nine aging school buses; and a capital construction project to address the most immediate safety, security and infrastructure needs of the school district.

“I know that we are asking a lot of our community at this time,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Marie Wiles. “That is why we looked carefully at the information we received about what our community values for its schools.”

The 2019-2020 budget supports our students and maintains the high quality academic and extra-curricular programs that our community expects and values.

The proposed $102,107,375 plan calls for a 1.17% increase in spending over the current year. If approved, the budget would increase the tax levy by 1.44%, which is $185,426 below the district’s state-imposed tax levy limit.

In addition, the district listened intently to the feedback from the community regarding the proposed capital construction project. The district has deferred as much work as possible from the fall 2018 proposal while still being responsible caretakers of its school buildings.

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