Voters approve school budget, elect three board members

Niskayuna Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 17, approved the 2022-2023 school budget, with 1,277 casting votes in favor of the $99.8 million spending plan and 752 opposed. In the Board of Education election, Kimberly Tully was re-elected to the Board, and Elisabeth Cococcia and Judith Tomisman were elected to a first term.

Voters also approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1,370 to 659. 

The results, announced at Niskayuna High School shortly after polls closed, showed that 63% of 2,029 voters supported the budget.

Board of Education Results

There were four candidates for three seats on the Board of Education up for election this year, with the seats going to Cococcia, Tomisman and Tully as the top three vote-getters. The three-year terms that they were elected to on Tuesday will begin on July 1 this year.

Here are the vote totals:

  • Judith Tomisman – 1,309
  • Elisabeth Cococcia – 1,398
  • Kimberly Tully – 1,227
  • Joseph Drescher – 1,044