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Voters Give Feedback on Budget, District

July 18, 2017

 

Of the 1,075 residents who voted on the annual school budget proposal in May 2017, 57 percent chose to fill out an anonymous exit survey and share their thoughts with the Queensbury Board of Education.

 

Following are highlights of the full survey:

  • 77 percent of respondents gave the district an “excellent” rating (i.e., “A” grade) for educational quality, a rating that has steadily increased from 64 percent in 2012.
  • 65 percent of respondents believe a district should propose a school budget that exceeds its tax cap if not doing so would jeopardize existing programs/services, and 46 percent believe it should do so to expand opportunities for students.
  • Among those who supported the budget, the top reasons for doing so were that they support education (83 percent) and the budget meets the needs of students (76 percent).
  • Among those who voted against the budget, 72 percent said the top reason for doing so was the increase in the budget and 52 percent said it was the tax levy increase.
  • 48 percent of respondents have children who are past high school age.
  • 33 percent of respondents visit the district social media pages weekly or daily. 

Download the full survey (PDF). If you have difficulty accessing the document, call (518) 824-5637 to request it in an alternative format.