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School Budget 2017: Albany County

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Below are the details of proposed school budgets and other matters to be voted on Tuesday. Results will be posted as they come in Tuesday night.

ALBANY COUNTY

Albany City Schools
2017-2018 Budget -- $240.2 Million -- $6,123,593 increase – No tax levy increase APPROVED
Prop: Albany Public Library $6,981,873 APPROVED
Library Board of Trustees: Sarah Shearer, Brenda Robinson and Jenna Pitera ELECTED

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District
2017-2018 Budget -- $22,657,493 – .29% spending increase -- .5% tax levy DECREASE APPROVED
Prop: Bus purchases $257,536 APPROVED
3 school board positions (2 3-year terms, 1 2-year term) Nathan Elble, Kimberly Lovell, and Helen Lounsbury were elected to serve on the BKW Board of Education

Bethlehem Central School District
2017-2018 Budget -- $97,123,000 -- $583,000 spending increase -- .43% tax levy increase APPROVED
Prop: Bus purchases (15) $1,595,000 APPROVED
3 School Board Positions (8 candidates) VOTE TOO CLOSE TO CALL

Bethlehem Public Library Vote
2017-2018 Budget -- $4.1 million -- 2.07% tax levy increase APPROVED

Cohoes City Schools
2017-2018 Budget -- $41,826,200 – $400,612 spending increase (.97%) – 1.62% tax levy increase APPROVED
2 School Board Positions (3 Candidates)Margaret Giller received 415 votes, Helen Annely received 337 votes and Vincent Baran received 282 votes.
**CDTA busing for students is in the budget APPROVED

Guilderland Central School District
2017-2018 Budget -- $98,484,110 -- $1,894,065 spending increase (1.96%) – 2.11% tax levy increase APPROVED
Prop: Bus/equipment purchases (10 buses, 2 vehicles) $1,071,500 APPROVED
Prop: Creating Capital Reserve Fund $10 million over 10 years APPROVED
3 School Board Positions (5 candidates) TOO CLOSE TO CALL

Green Island Union Free School District
2017-2018 Budget -- $7,292,926 -- $185,123 spending increase (2.6%) – 3.25% tax levy increase APPROVED
2 Board Seats (2 candidates) BOTH CANDIDATES UNOPPOSED

Menands Union Free School District
2017-2018 Budget -- $8,548,159 -- $211,723 spending increase (2.54%) – 1.81% tax levy increase APPROVED
Prop: Menands Library Budget $138,500 APPROVED
1 School Board Seat (1 candidate) John Diefenderfer ELECTED

North Colonie Central Schools
2017-2018 Budget -- $107,244,155 – 1.8% spending increase – 2.47% tax levy increase APPROVED
Prop: Capital Project $106.3 million APPROVED
1 School Board seat: Board of Education election D'Orazio 2175 and O'Connor 1699.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central Schools
2017-2018 Budget -- $45,829,423 – 2.99% spending increase – 1.25 tax levy increase PASSED
Prop: Bus purchase (6 buses) $705,327.72 PASSED
Library Vote: $569,910 ($10,626 increase) PASSED
3 School Board Seats (3 candidates)Tina Furst-Hotaling with 573 votes, William McFerran with 537 votes, and electing new board member Peter Ross with 535 votes.

South Colonie Central Schools
2017-2018 Budget -- $99,457,249 -- .81% spending increase – 1.50% tax levy APPROVED
Prop: School bus purchase (10 buses) $1,092,500 APPROVED
2 School Board Seats (2 candidates)Incumbents Rose Gigliello and Leonard Motto ran unopposed May 16 for re-election to new five-year terms on the Board of Education. Gigliello received 1,165 votes and Motto received 1,035 votes.

Voorheesville Central School District
2017-2018 Budget -- $24,187,523 -- $391,189 (1.64%) spending increase – 2% tax levy APPROVED
Prop: Bus Purchase (2 buses) $230,000 APPROVED
Prop: Creation of Capital Reserve Fund $2 million APPROVED
2 School Board Seats (2 candidates)James Coffin and Robert J. Samson will serve the four year terms on the Board of Education.

Watervliet City School District
2017-2018 Budget -- $26,692,000 -- $530,000 (2%) spending increase -- .7% tax levy increase APPROVED
The Watervliet Public Library proposition: APPROVED
2 School Board Seats (4 candidates)Mary Beth Whited was elected to the school board with 172 votes, and Steven Hoffman who received the second highest number with 171 votes will serve three-year terms on the Board of Education beginning July 1.

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