Voters approve school budget and bus proposition; Grier and Schlossberg elected to School Board

Niskayuna Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 15, approved the 2018-19 school budget, with 1,186 casting votes in favor of the $84.2 million spending plan and 525 opposed.

Voters also approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1,256 to 454. In the Board of Education election, Howard Schlossberg was elected to a second term and Noney Grier was elected to a first.

The results, announced at Niskayuna High School shortly after polls closed, showed 69 percent of 1,711 voters supported the budget.

The budget called for a tax levy increase of 2.64 percent, which is below the district’s limit based on the state tax-cap formula. The budget continues all current student programs and includes additional student support services and increased staffing to manage class sizes and expand special education programs. Learn more about the voter-approved 2018-19 school budget

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote today,” said Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. “We are focused on moving the district forward in partnership with the community, and appreciate today’s show of support. Guided by our strategic plan, we will keep working to deliver a high-quality, forward-looking education in a fiscally responsible manner.”
Board of Education Results

There were two seats on the Board of Education up for election this year and two candidates, Howard Schlossberg and Noney Grier. Grier received 1,201 voters and Schlossberg received 1,306.

The three-year terms that they were elected to on Tuesday will begin on July 1 this year and go through June 30, 2021.