NCSD Voters approve 2024-25 budget

On Tuesday, May 21 Niskayuna Central School District voters approved the 2024-25 school budget, with 1,021 casting votes in favor of the $110.7 million spending plan and 562 opposed.

Voters approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1,059 to 524 and the capital reserve proposition by a vote of 1,102 to 472.

The results, announced at Niskayuna High School shortly after polls closed, showed 64 percent of voters supported the budget.

The budget called for a tax levy increase of 2 percent, which is below the district’s tax cap for next year. The budget proposal continues all current student programs and staff in the General Fund as well as nearly $1.8 million in new investments in education in our school district.

New investments were guided by nine budget priorities that focused broadly on expanding educational access and opportunity, support for students and learning and district operational needs, including facilities upkeep. Investing in student, faculty and staff support in particular were major community budget priorities identified through an online budget dialogue on the ThoughtExchange platform. 

“We are so grateful for the community’s support of our continued investment in Niskayuna schools,” said Superintendent Carl Mummenthey. “Thanks to all who voted. This approval means we will be able to continue to offer high quality instruction and programming in safe, inviting learning environments.”

Board of Education Results

There were two candidates for two seats on the Board of Education up for election this year.  Ehaysui Gomes was elected to a first term on the Board of Education, while Howard Schlossberg was elected to a fourth term.

Their three-year terms will begin on July 1 and continue until June 30, 2027.

The vote totals for each candidate were:

  • Ehaysui Gomes: 1,058
  • Howard Schlossberg: 1,196