Budget, buses and building propositions pass for 2024-25

May 21, 2024

Scotia-Glenville Central School District budget approved by voters

On Tuesday, Scotia-Glenville Central School District voters approved the district’s proposed $65,085,194 budget for the 2024-25 school year by a margin of 851 to 265; and elected two Board of Education members – current president Hal Talbot (695 votes) and newly elected Chad Roberts (624 votes) – to serve three-year terms on the Board of Education starting July 1. Dave Massaro received 572 votes.

Voters also approved three other propositions:

  • Out of 1,118 voters: 841 approved a proposition to purchase three school buses.
  • Out of 1,098 voters: 629 approved an electric bus proposal.
  • Out of 1,100 voters: 869 approved a proposition for capital improvement projects.

“We want to emphasize our appreciation for the community’s steadfast support of public education at Scotia-Glenville CSD,” said Superintendent Susan Swartz. “It is our privilege to serve you, and we are thankful for the ability to sustain our current programs and services to cater to the needs of all our students. Additionally, with this budget, we are further addressing the crucial areas of mental health and safety.”

Because the proposed tax levy increase of 2.83% or $919,347 is below the district’s 2.86% tax levy increase allowed under the state’s property tax cap law, the district needed a simple majority vote (50% plus one vote) for budget approval. The budget proposal was approved by 76% of voters.

For more information on the school budget and board elections, click on the Budget & Taxes page.