Vote on school board seats, budgets and proposals slated for May 17 in the Hudson Valley – Daily Freeman

School districts across the region on Tuesday, May 17, will hold budget votes and elections to fill school board seats.

In Ulster and North Dutchess counties, ballots will include the following:

• In Kingston, there is a proposed budget of $203.12 million for the 2022-23 school year, which represents a 3.64% increase from $7.14 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax levy of $110.62 million resulting in a 2.98% increase of $3.2 million.

Three incumbents are being challenged by four first-time candidates for Education Council seats for three-year terms. On the ballot will be incumbents Steven Spicer, Suzanne Jordan and James Michael, and Marie Anderson, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Malia Cordel and James McCasland.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all seven elementary schools in the district. Information on specific locations is available at www.kingstoncityschools.org/domain/925.

• In Ellenville, there is a $56.8 million spending plan for 2022-23 carrying a 3.12% increase from $1.43 million. As part of the budget, there would be a property tax of $26.22 million resulting in a 3% increase to $763,761.

Julius Collins, Jody Little and Daniel C. McQuillan are running uncontested for three-year terms on the school board.

Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the high school library at 28 Maple Ave.

• In Highland, there is a budget of $49 million for 2022-23 with a 3.96% increase from $1.87 million. The spending plan would include a property tax of $30.64 million with a 2.45% increase to $733,249. The ballot will also include a $322,000 proposal seeking approval to purchase a 65-passenger bus, a 30-passenger bus, a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and a four-wheel-drive transit vehicle.

Two incumbents are challenged by a pair of newcomers for school board seats for three-year terms. The candidates for these positions are Jeanine LaManna-Gemmell, incumbent Thomas Miller, Simone Stewart and incumbent Susan Gilmore.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Highland High School at 320 Pancake Hollow Road.

In Marlboro, there is a proposed budget of $61.5 million for 2022-2023 carrying a 5.37% increase from $3.13 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $33.12 million, which would represent a 6% decrease of $2.12 million.

Frank Milazzo, JoAnn Reed, Rebecca Boykin, Jeffrey Hacker and Karen Brooks are seeking two seats on the Board of Education for a three-year term.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Marlboro Community Center at 21 Milton Turnpike.

• In New Paltz, there is a budget of $69 million for 2022-23, which represents a decrease of 1.45% from $1.01 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $47.04 million, representing a 4.57% increase from $2.06 million.

An uncontested ballot for three-year education council seats will feature incumbent Bianca Tanis and former council member Matthew Williams.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium at 130 South Putt Corners Road.

• Onteora will have a budget of $59.99 million for 2022-23, with a 1.35% increase to $615,091. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $46.1 million, representing a 2.05% increase from $1.21 million.

Also on the ballot will be a proposal seeking approval to spend up to $675,000 from the district’s capital reserve fund for the replacement of flooring in school buildings, expansion and reconstruction of school improvements. outdoor site at Onteora High School and the acquisition of equipment. , machinery, apparatus and accessory works.

The candidates seeking three school board seats for a three-year term are Leon Savage, Kristy Taylor, Joanna Drescher, Sarah Hemingway Lynch and Meghann Reimondo.

Voting will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at all three elementary schools in the district.

• Rondout Valley will have a budget of $71.48 million for 2022-2023, representing a 6.78% increase from $4.54 million. As part of the budget, there would be a property tax of $42.28 million resulting in a 5.26% increase of $2.11 million.

The ballot will also include a proposal seeking approval to establish a capital reserve account to pay for new projects. The account would be limited to $20 million over the next 10 years if officials determine the money is available during the budget process.

Incumbent Dawn VanKleeck is the only candidate on the ballot for a school board that has four seats available.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kyserike Road District Office.

• In Saugerties, there will be a budget of $66.43 million for 2022023, which represents a decrease of 0.17% from $110,249. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $42.5 million representing a 2.36% increase of $981,517.

The candidates seeking three seats on the Board of Education for a three-year term are William Ball, Randi Kelder, Scott Polston, Christine Bellarosa, Danielle Carter and Vincent McLaughlin.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the four elementary schools in the district.

• In Wallkill, there will be a budget of $81.71 million for 2022-2023, which represents a 2.99% increase from $2.37 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $45.78 million resulting in a 2.5% increase of $1.12 million.

Approval is also sought for a $43.8 million capital project that uses $10.56 million from a reserve fund, with the balance of $33.24 million being raised through an increase in property tax.

Kathryn Bayer, incumbents Joseph LoCicero and Dustin Palen, Ursula Petricek and Clarence “Butch” VanLeuvan are seeking three seats for three-year terms on the Board of Education.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at Wallkill Senior High School, Leptondale Elementary School and Plattekill Elementary School.

• In Red Hook, there will be a budget of $57.77 million for 2022-23 carrying a 2.39% increase from $1.35 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $36.69 million with a 1.93% increase to $694,759. The figure is $361,135 below the state’s levy limit.

Proposals on the ballot will include a request for voter approval of school buses and a school vehicle at a cost not to exceed $450,000. The vehicles would be three 65-passenger buses at $360,000 and a maintenance vehicle at $90,000.

The ballot will contain a separate proposal to set the Red Hook Library royalty at $196,400 for a 20.94% increase from $34,000. The funding would not be part of the school district’s spending plan. Another proposal asks that Tivoli Free Library be allowed to set its royalty at $87,300 for a 2.59% increase from $2,200. This funding is also separate from the school district tax levy.

Kelly Borrelle, Fernando Dongo and Kevin Storrs are three first-time candidates vying for school board seats with three-year terms.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at Mill Road Primary School on Mill Road.

• In Rhinebeck, there is a budget of $37.24 million for 2022-23 carrying a 5.26% increase from $1.86 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $31.99 million representing a 1.69% increase of $530,643.

The ballot will also contain a proposal seeking voter approval to establish a $1 million reserve account for repairs.

Four candidates are running for three school board seats for three-year terms. On the ballot will be Mary-Kay Lombino, Dov Frankel, Juliet Gorman and incumbent Steve Jenkins.

Voting will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the college at 45 North Park Road.

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