On Tuesday, June 16, Queensbury residents approved the district’s $67.6 million budget for 2020-21 by a vote of 2,681 to 1,263. The results show 68% of voters supported the budget.
The approved budget has a tax levy increase of 2.98%, a spending increase of 3.32% and preserves the programs and services currently provided in Queensbury schools.
By a vote of 2,694 to 1,244, voters passed a $533,000 bus proposition to purchase four 72-passenger school buses, which will replace four older buses and maintain a 10-year replacement cycle.
Voters also reelected Joseph Scriver to continue his service on the Board of Education, and elected Francis Cabana Jr., both to five-year terms:
- Francis F. Cabana Jr.: 3,322 votes
- Joseph Scriver: 3,059 votes
“I’d like to thank our community for supporting next year’s budget,” said Superintendent Kyle Gannon. “We worked diligently to stay below our tax cap while preserving our high-quality programs and extracurricular activities for students. Thank you to our taxpayers for recognizing the importance of what we do year-to-year!”