RAVENA — Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District residents approved a $48.6 million budget for the next school year.
The 2020-21 school budget called for an increase of more than $615,000 from the previous budget. That 1.28 percent increase did not appear to sway district voters who approved the budget by a 1,720 to 809 vote, a 2-to-1 margin.
Much of the proposed spending increase will meet contractual obligations and fulfill programs planned for the upcoming school year.
Voters also approved a bus purchase proposition (1,570 to 952) and a proposition to support the public library (1,740 to 790).
Three incumbents were re-elected to the school board. Tina Furst-Hotaling garnered the most votes with 2,001 votes, followed by William McFerran (1,964) and Peter Ross (1,952).