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Averill Park Central School District: PASSED - Yes: 2,516 No: 1,729

BOE ELECTION: Jessica Zweig and Chris Foster (both re-elected)

  • Proposed staffing cuts: "22 Instructional Staff, 2 Administrative Staff, and 9.9 Non-Instructional Staff."
  • Proposed 2012-2013 budget: $53,519,565
  • Percentage increase/decrease in budget: -2.77% (-$1,524,753)
  • Tax levy increase/decrease: +3.95% (Does NOT need supermajority [60%] approval to pass)
  • Proposed program cuts: NOT AVAILABLE
  • BOE ELECTION- Three candidates will be running for 2 available seats on the Board of Education.  The candidates are Chris Foster, Stuart Nippes, and Jessica Zweig.  

For more information:  http://www.averillpark.k12.ny.us/ 


Berlin Central School District: PASSED - Yes: 551 No: 262

Proposition #1: PASSED - Yes: 522 No: 286

Proposition #2: PASSED - Yes: 540 No: 274

BOE ELECTION: Bedford (313 votes), Fiske (426 votes), Goodermote (467 votes), Finney (400 votes)

  • Proposed staffing cuts: 6 FTE (2 teachers (1 attrition, 1 was not filled this year) and 4 transportation (2 bus drivers, 2 bus attendants)
  • Proposed 2012-2013 budget: $17,438,900
  • Percentage increase/decrease in budget: +0.37% (+$64,5000)
  • Tax levy increase/decrease: +1.98% (Does NOT need supermajority [60%] approval to pass)
  • Proposed program cuts: 2 bus runs eliminated
  • Proposition #2- For a $100,000 bond for a construction at middle/high school complex. Would result in upgrades to the PA and telecommunication systems, as well as surveillance and security systems.
  • Proposition #3- To give the old Grafton ES to Grafton for $1.00, and the old Stephentown ES to Stephentown $1.00.
  • BOE ELECTION- 4 candidates for 2 open seats.

For more information: http://www.berlincentral.org/ 

 

Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District: PASSED - Yes: 525 No: 255

BOE ELECTION: Robert Fitzgerald (524 votes), Michael Fortun (484 votes), Anthony Grab (532 votes), and Judy Wienman (441 votes)

  • Proposed staffing cuts: 10.4 FTE (IN ADDTION – 4 other positions eliminated through retirement, 3 additional positions where employees left district will not be filled)
  • Proposed 2012-2013 budget: $20,432,126
  • Percentage increase/decrease in budget:
  • Tax levy increase/decrease: +2.49% (Does NOT need supermajority [60%] approval to pass)
  • Proposed program cuts: Some high school courses/classes eliminated (COURSES: Advanced Photography, Home Repair. CLASSES: Two humanities courses, an English course, two foreign language classes.), small amount of funding cut from athletics, elementary school's new Response to Intervention program may be affected.
  • BOE ELECTION- Four open seats, four candidates.

For more information: http://www.brittonkill.k12.ny.us/ 

 

East Greenbush Central School District: PASSED - Yes: 1,636 No: 1,036

Bus proposition: PASSED - Yes: 1,578 No: 970

BOE ELECTION: Joanne Taylor (1,923 votes), John Dunn Jr (1,928 votes), Susan Garrigan-Piela (1,794)

  • Proposed staffing cuts: 5 FT support staff, 4 FT teachers (teacher cuts mostly attrition)
  • Proposed 2012-2013 budget: $85,121,842
  • Percentage increase/decrease in budget: +0.46%
  • Tax levy increase/decrease: +2.39% (Does NOT need supermajority [60%] approval to pass)
  • Proposed program cuts: Minimal. District says, "The adopted budget sustains the current educational programming and preserves educational opportunities for district students."

For more information:  http://www.egcsd.org/ 

 

Hoosic Valley Central School District: PASSED - Yes: 419 No: 226

Bus proposition: PASSED - Yes: 424 No: 214

Board of Education Proposition: PASSED- Yes: 428 No: 196

Board candidates: Craig Wilson (311 votes), Michele Wiegert (301 votes), Todd Tesman (106 votes)

  • Proposed staffing cuts: No layoffs (Some positions eliminated through attrition)
  • Proposed 2012-2013 budget: $20,226,883
  • Percentage increase/decrease in budget: +1.39%
  • Tax levy increase/decrease: +2.75% (Does NOT need supermajority [60%] approval to pass)
  • Proposed program cuts: NONE
  • Proposition #2- Bus purchase proposal. Proposing buying 2 new buses (1 24-passenger with wheelchair capacity and 1 8-passenger Suburban) at a cost not to exceed $90.380.14.
  • Proposition #3- Proposing the reduction of Board of Education from 9 members to 7 members. Will also decrease terms from 5-years to 4-years.

For more information:  http://www.hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us/ 

 

Hoosick Falls Central School District- PASSED

PROPOSITION 1: Passed (459 yes vs. 193 no)

PROPOSITION 2: Passed (464 yes vs. 184 no)

BOE Election: Laurie Gormley (487 votes), Greg Laurin (463 votes)

  • Proposed staffing cuts: NOT AVAILABLE
  • Proposed 2012-2013 budget: $20,984,082
  • Percentage increase/decrease in budget: +5.1% (+$1,024,854)
  • Tax levy increase/decrease: +2% (Does NOT need supermajority [60%] approval to pass)
  • Proposed program cuts: NOT AVAILABLE
  • Proposition #2- Bus/truck purchase. To replace four buses and 1 truck at a total cost of $321,500 (2 65-passenger buses, 1 30-passenger bus, 1 8-passenger Suburban with a plow, 1 Ford F-350 truck).
  • BOE ELECTION- Two open seats. 3-year terms.

For more information: http://www.hfcshome.org/ 

 

Lansingburgh Central School District: PASSED - Yes: 520 No: 243

BOE ELECTION: Jennifer Ward (530 votes) and Kelley Bristol (514 votes)

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For more information: http://www.lansingburgh.org/ 


North Greenbush Common School District: PASSED - Yes: 243 No: 131

Proposition #1: PASSED - Yes: 288 No: 88

BOE ELECTION: Susan O'Connell (261 votes)

 

Rensselaer City School District: PASSED - Yes: 314 No: 159

Proposition #2: PASSED - Yes: 279 No: 190

Proposition #3: PASSED - Yes: 262 No: 204

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For more information: http://www.rcsd.k12.ny.us/ 

 

Schodack Central School District: PASSED - Yes: 655 No: 331

Proposition #1: PASSED - Yes: 538 No: 403

BOE ELECTION: Michael Charsky (682 votes), Michael Hiser (649 votes), George Warner (625 votes)

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For more information: http://www.schodack.k12.ny.us/scs/index.asp 

 

Enlarged City School District of Troy: PASSED - Yes: 792 No: 489

BOE ELECTION: Jason Schofield and Martha Walsh

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For more information: http://www.troy.k12.ny.us/ 

 

Wynantskill Union Free School District: PASSED - Yes: 242 No: 88

Proposition #1: PASSED - Yes: 242 No: 82

Proposition #2: PASSED - Yes: 235 No: 76

BOE ELECTION: Ann Marsh (224 votes) and Christina Curran (192 votes)

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For more information: http://www.wynantskillufsd.org/

 

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