By Eugenia Moskowitz
The Washingtonville Central School District’s $89,401,006 budget for 2016-2017 passed by a vote of 1,130 to 409 on May 17. The proposition to purchase 10 new buses also passed by a vote of 1,063 to 471.
Three new board of education members were also voted in for three-year terms: Kevin McIntyre with 1,090 votes, Kathleen Gualtieri with 803 votes and John O’Neill with 624 votes. This was the team endorsed by the Washingtonville Teachers’ Association. The rest of the candidates lost by the following numbers: Jeremy McVey 487, incumbent John Coughlin 361, incumbent Joseph Bonomi 316, Corinne Cody 285 and Patricia Valentine 210.
Voting was at the high school only, a single-location polling site now that all districts in New York State are required to use scanning machines instead of the old pull-lever ones. “This is the first time in seven years it’s been at one location,” interim superintendent of business Paul Nienstadt said.
Nienstadt also said at 9 a.m. that a steady stream of voters had been coming in since 6 a.m. However, most voters came out after 6 p.m. due to work schedules. It was the largest turn out since 2012, with 1539 residents of the school district casting ballots.
For the complete story see the Friday, May 20 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.