RAVENA — Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk residents approved a $48.1 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year, with 726 favoring and 349 opposing it.
It would increase spending by $323,952 and raise the tax levy by 2.75 percent. Voters also approved a bus proposition that costs up to $648,802.74, with 736 favoring and 334 opposing it. The district would continue its school bus replacement plan by purchasing six new buses — three 42-passenger buses and three 65-passenger buses — to improve its fleet. According to the district’s website, the state “will reimburse the district for approximately 59 percent of the purchase cost.”
Voters also approved a $100,000 Repair Reserve which would be for repairs of capital improvements or equipment, with 789 supporting and 280 opposing it.
The three open Board of Education seats were also decided by voters, with incumbent Jason Hyslop earning 673 votes, and newcomers Tracy Klein and Yvonne Shackleton with 710 and 634 votes respectively. Mike Robbins got just 347 votes.