NEW SCOTLAND — Residents said yes to a larger budget, and yes to three new buses, in a vote Voorheesville Central School District witnessed a 74 percent approval rate.
Once ballots were counted on Tuesday, June 16, residents had passed the district’s $26 million budget by a vote of 1173 to 409. The 2020-21 budget reflects a 2.4 percent spending increase over the current year’s budget and carries a 3 percent tax levy increase.
Residents also passed a bus purchase proposition that will allow the district to buy three 66-passenger school buses at a cost of $236,000.
Patricia Putman and Timothy Kremer were voted on to the school board to each serve a four-year term. Argi O’Leary obtained the third seat left vacant by a previous resignation. O’Leary will serve out the remaining two years of that term.