On Tuesday, May 15, voters in Queensbury Union Free School District passed a $63,309,837 budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year by a vote of 781 to 241. Under the approved budget, a 0.76 percent increase in spending will maintain the K-12 education program for Queensbury students next year.
“I genuinely appreciate everyone who participated in this year’s school budget vote. It’s important to exercise your right to vote on very important matters like public school education,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Douglas W. Huntley. “The budget that the Board of Education developed and now voters have approved will continue to enhance education in our community and prepare students for a bright future.”
By a vote of 816 to 205, voters passed a $488,740 proposition to purchase one 72-passenger school bus and three 42-passenger wheelchair buses. The new buses will replace four older buses and maintain a 10-year replacement cycle.
Voters also reelected the following incumbents to continue their service on the Queensbury Board of Education, with each filling a five-year seat: