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All school budgets, propositions pass

May 29, 2013
By JENNA LOUGHLIN - EDITOR , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

In addition to voting on school district budgets on Tuesday, May 21, there were also Board of Education seats up for election.

All of the annual budgets proposed for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 by local districts passed with relative ease, with none of them requiring a 60 percent supermajority due to a district attempting to pass a tax levy above the calculated tax cap, or voter approved threshold.

Brocton Central School

BROCTON - A total of 259 people voted for the Brocton Central School budget of $15,298,333, including absentees.

This is an increase of $583,773 over the current year's budget. The tax levy is $4,486,946, an increase of $87,350 over last year. Enrollment at BCS is 618 students.

The proposed tax levy is 1.99 percent over last year. Under tax cap rules, the district could have raised the levy by 6.10 percent without having to get a super majority to agree on the budget vote.

Proposition no. 1, the budget, received 189 yes votes and 66 no votes. There were no additional propositions.

Two five-year terms were up for election for the Board of Education. Beth Jagoda won one seat with 183 votes while Robert Mead-Colegrove won the other seat with 181 votes. Jim Farrell lost the election with 80 votes.

Chautauqua Lake Central School

MAYVILLE - A total of 299 people voted for the Chautauqua Lake Central School budget of $19,535,232.

This is an increase of 2.14 percent or $410,748 over the current year's budget. The tax levy is $10,806,020, an increase of 3.72 percent, the maximum increased allowed under the tax cap calculation for the district. Enrollment at CLCS is 972 students.

The general budget vote received 222 yes votes and 77 no votes. There were no additional propositions.

Two three-year terms were up for election for the Board of Education. Timothy Hull was reelected with 195 votes, and Kim Weborg-Benson was also reelected with 179 votes. Mary Lee Talbot lost the election by six votes, getting only 173.

Clymer Central School

CLYMER - Results were not submitted for the Clymer Central School budget of $9,750,795.

This is an increase of 3.48 percent over the current year's budget. The tax levy is $3,966,909, an increase of 2.56 percent. Enrollment at CCS is 435 students.

Clymer Central School had no contested board seats.

Panama Central School

PANAMA - A total of 167 people voted for the Panama Central School budget of $12,198,067.

This is an increase of 1.66 percent over the current year's budget. The tax levy was not changed and is $3,461,172. Enrollment at PCS is 567 students.

Proposition no. 1, the budget, received 127 yes votes and 40 no votes. Proposition no. 2 for one 66-passenger school bus purchase not to exceed $90,000 passed with 129 votes yes and 38 votes no.

Two five-year terms were up for election for the Board of Education. Robert Delahoy was reelected with 139 votes, and Gregory Hudson was reelected with 135 votes.

Ripley Central School

RIPLEY - A total of 323 people voted for the Ripley Central School budget of $8,370,065.

This is a decrease of $148,660 or 1.75 percent from the current year's budget. The tax levy will also decrease by 4.05 percent to $2,140,341. Enrollment at RCS is 325 students.

Proposition no. 1, the budget, received 205 yes votes and 113 no votes. Proposition no. 2 for the purchase of a bus not to exceed $210,000 passed with 204 yes votes and 115 no votes.

Two three-year terms were up for election for the Board of Education. Frederick Krause was reelected with 177 votes, defeating challenger Wanda Bentley who received 141 votes. Paul McCutcheon won the second seat with 211 votes.

Sherman Central School

SHERMAN - A total of 198 people voted for the Sherman Central School budget of $8,771,623.

This is a decrease 1.87 percent from the current year's budget. The tax levy is $2,398,032, a 4 percent increase. Enrollment at SCS is 460 students.

Proposition no. 1, the budget, received 160 yes votes and 37 no votes. Proposition no. 2 for the purchase of two school buses and one SUV not to exceed $297,000 passed with 151 yes votes and 40 no votes.

One five-year term was up for election for the Board of Education. Emily Kidd was reelected with a total of 147 votes, defeating challenger Tim Sears.

Westfield Academy and Central School

WESTFIELD - A total of 223 people voted for the Westfield Academy and Central School budget of $14,153014.

This is an increase of $300,142, or 2.17 percent. This tax levy is $5,678,406, a 4.49 percent increase or $244,048, less than the maximum tax cap calculation of 4.53 percent. Enrollment at WACS is 742 students.

The budget received 159 yes votes and 64 no votes. There were no additional propositions.

One three-year term was up for election for the Board of Education. Steve Cockram, running unopposed, was reelected with 175 votes.

 
 

 

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