Niskayuna Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 16, approved the 2023-24 school budget, with 1,484 casting votes in favor of the $107.8 million spending plan and 611 opposed.
Voters also approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1,528 to 558.
Jessica LaFex and Sarah Tishler were elected to a first term on the Board of Education.
The results, announced at Niskayuna High School shortly after polls closed, showed 71% percent of voters supported the budget.
The budget called for a tax levy increase of 2.34%, 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 $4 million in new investments in education in our school district.
New investments were guided by eight 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.
- Overview of the 2023-24 School Budget
- Budget Detail and Required Attachments
- Estimated Tax Bill Impact of the Budget