Details: ALL School Budgets Were Passed in Our Area (NECSD, Cornwall, Washingtonville, and Chester)
Washingtonville Central School District Voters Approve Budget
The 2019-2020 Washingtonville Central School District budget of $103,048,857 was approved on May 21 by a vote of 1,135 yes to 376 no. The budget includes full-day kindergarten, security enhancements and law enforcement presence, current educational and extracurricular opportunities, staff development and curriculum training, implementation of Next Generation Standards, Smartboard and Chromebook replacements, and includes the second payment for the construction project previously approved by voters. Voting took place at the high school from 6:00am to 9:00pm. For more budget information, go to http://www.ws.k12.ny.us or call the Business Office at 845-497-4000 ext. 27033. Three board members were elected: David Brunner (753), Kevin McIntyre (1,089), and Kevin Radday (1,190).
Newburgh School Districts
NECSD residents approved the district’s school budget, the Newburgh Free Library budget, the Transportation limit, Proposition 4: District-wide Capital Improvement, Proposition 5: District-Wide Capital Improvement, and elected three Board of Education members.
Proposition 1: The School budget: A $95,089,284 YES: 1676 (66.32%), NO: 851 –
Proposition 2: Library budget: A $5,242,546 library YES: 1859 (73.30%), NO: 677
Proposition 3: Transportation Limit: To continue the extended transportation mileage limit of 18 miles for District students in K-12 traveling to private schools for the 2019-20 school year and subsequent years. YES: 1817 (71.48%), NO: 725 –
Proposition 4: District-wide Capital Improvements: All at aggregate estimated maximum cost of $198,000,000. YES: 1513 (60.09%), NO: 1005
– Three candidates for three open board of education seats: Carole Maida, Shane Henderson, and Susan Prokosch.
Cornwall School District
Budget $73,527,347 Yes – 995, No – 799
Chester Union Free School District
Budget $28,756,795 Yes – 222, No – 57
Board of Education – Mr. John Pasichnyk 201, Mr. Brian Horan – 243
Monroe-Woodbury School District
Thank you, M-W voters! On May 16, M-W residents voted to approve a $171.2 million budget. Residents also approved two propositions and elected three BOE candidates. The budget represents a spending increase of $6,384,372 or 3.87 percent, results in a tax levy increase of 3.85 percent, which is under the tax cap. District residents also approved (1400 to 753) a proposition that will allow Monroe-Woodbury to purchase 12 new school vehicles. More than 60 percent of the cost of the vehicles is covered by state aid.
Voters approved (1291 to 850) a proposition allowing the school district to establish a capital reserve fund with a contribution limit of $40 million over a duration of 15 years. The reserve allows the district to put any potential surplus monies aside in a voter-controlled fund that will be used for capital projects and improvements to district buildings or facilities.
Three incumbents were re-elected: Donald Beeler with 1,680 votes; Daniel Ezratty with 1,637 votes; and Jon Huberth with 1,721 votes. Sylvia Stanley-Dummitt received 646 votes.