"The Board of Education, administration and staff greatly appreciate the support of our school community," said Baughman. "During difficult economic times, it is critical that we strike a careful balance between the educational needs of our students and the ability of our community to continue to support education."
Alongside the budget, board of education members Debbie Gordon, David Hudson and Jeanne Sosnow ran unopposed for re-election. Of the votes, Hudson received the most with 2,467; Sosnow came in second with 2,431 votes; and Gordon received 2,412 votes. All three will retain their seats on the board of education for another three years.
Sosnow said they are pleased with the outcome of the budget, and she thanked the voters who came out in support of the budget.
"I think that shows that the Niskayuna community are in favor of support and were paying attention to the issues," she said.
The Niskayuna Board of Education will meet again Monday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Van Antwerp Middle School. The board will meet for a reorganizational meeting on July 13 to discuss the 2010-11 school year.