GUILDERLAND — Guilderland Central School District voters favored a $102.1 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, May 21, with 2,145 people approving and 1,087 opposing it.
It would increase spending by 1.17 percent and raise the tax levy by 1.44 percent.
Voters also supported a $30.9 million revised capital construction project proposition and a $939,400 school bus proposition, which would replace aging buses, including six 66-passenger buses, one 60-passenger bus with chains, one 35-passenger bus with air conditioning, and one 12-passenger bus with 3 wheelchair stations and air conditioning.
Three members were also elected to the Board of Education, although the exact numbers were not disclosed on the school district’s website so far. The victors were newcomer Kelly Person, and incumbents Barbara Fraterrigo and Gloria Towle-Hilt.
“We know that we asked a lot of the community this vote … we truly appreciate the district’s residents supporting our schools and the children they serve,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles.