GUILDERLAND — On Tuesday, May 16, Guilderland Central School District residents approved a $98,484,110 budget for the 2017-18 school year by a vote of 1948 to 657. This budget represents a 1.96 percent increase in spending over the current year’s budget and will result in a 2.11 percent tax levy increase. Tax rates are estimated to increase by less than that amount at 1.61 percent for residents of the Town of Guilderland.
Voters also approved a proposition to establish a $10 million capital reserve fund by a vote of 1884 to 664, as well as a $1,071,500 bus and equipment proposition to purchase seven large buses, two smaller buses, one wheelchair-accessible bus, and two maintenance vehicles to be used for snow plowing by a vote of 1927 to 666.
At this time, the Board of Education election is too close to call.
For more information on the approved 2017-18 school budget, visit the School Budget News homepage: http://www.guilderlandschools.org/district/budget/bdgthome.cfm.