Bus and Capital Reserve propositions also receive voter approval
On Tuesday, May 17, Hudson Falls residents approved the district’s $49 million budget for 2022-23 school year by a vote of 317 to 59. The results show 84% of voters supported the budget.
The approved budget has a growth of 6.36%, but with no tax increase to our community members. The increase in spending focuses on academic, mental health, and additional program support. Specific initiatives include increased electives at the high school, continued focus on reading at the middle school, and increased access to psychologists and school counselors.
“The successful passing of the budget is a testament to the support that the voters of Hudson Falls have for our school district.,” said Superintendent Dan Ward. “On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students I would like to provide my sincerest thanks to our voters for the overwhelming support of the school budget. It is yet another example of our community’s unwavering TIGERPRIDE.”
By a vote of 315 to 63, voters passed a $375,000 proposition to purchase two 65-passenger school buses and two 44-passenger special education school buses. All four are gasoline fueled.
Residents were also asked to consider a proposition to establish a $250,000 capital reserve fund, and passed the measure by a 332 to 47 vote. These funds, from the district’s current unreserved fund balance, will be used for future capital project expenditures.
Voters also elected Vincent Canini to serve on the Board of Education with a five-year term.
Michael Fitzgerald ran unopposed and was elected to his first, five-year term, replacing Matthew LaPan who did not seek re-election.