On May 16, Livingston Manor Central School District voters approved the district’s nearly $19.4 million 2023-24 budget proposal, two capital projects and the establishment of a new $10 million capital reserve fund, as well as elected two new school board members.
A $19,365,346 budget for the 2023-24 school year that increases spending 3.05% ($573,373) and carries a tax levy increase of 3.08%: 256 yes; 97 no
A $21 million capital project to address building systems upgrades, maintenance and security updates: 244 yes; 117 no
A $7 million capital project to repair the pedestrian bridge and flood walls: 248 yes; 112 no
Authorizing the establishment of a 10-year, $10 million capital reserve fund: 251 yes; 105 no.
“We appreciate the support of the Livingston Manor voters on the budget and the vital repairs and improvements needed to our historic building and grounds,” Superintendent John Evans said.
Four candidates sought election to two open board of education seats. Candidates and the number of votes they received are:
Nicole Park: 167 votes
Jill Smith: 204 votes
Shawn Dutcher: 151 votes
Amy LeRoy: 138 votes
The candidates with the two highest vote totals, Nicole Park and Jill Smith, will fill the three-year terms and begin service on July 1.