Thursday, 18 May 2023 12:14

Schuylerville Residents Approve District Budget For 2023-24

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SCHUYLERVILLE — Residents of Schuylerville Central School District voted Tuesday to approve the district’s budget for the 2023-24 school year by a vote of 515 in favor and 102 against.

The budget totals $38.4 million, and carries a 0.63% spending decrease with an estimated tax levy increase of 1.98%.

“On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, I’d like to thank the community for their support,” said superintendent Gregg Barthelmas in a statement released by the district. “The 2023-24 budget is one that maintains the district’s strong level of academic opportunities for all students, with a focus on mental health prioritization. It is our goal to present taxpayers with a fair and balanced budget. Schuylerville CSD has always been known for its high-quality education and the passage of this budget continues to preserve that for our students.”

District residents also elected three candidates to the SCSD Board of Education. Jamie Martin (514 votes) and Michele Renner (426 votes) were each elected to serve five-year terms, while Shaun Cumm (320 votes) was elected to a one-year term.

Martin is a graduate of Schuylerville High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Villanova University and a postgraduate certificate at Russell Sage College, and currently works as a registered dietitian at Hudson Headwaters Health Network.

Renner is a resident of Schuylerville and has a son in the high school, as well as two older sons who graduated from the district. She has worked as an elementary teacher for 28 years, and currently works at Geyser Road Elementary School in the Saratoga Springs City School District.

Cumm is a resident of Gansevoort and graduated from South Glens Falls High School. He works as a physician’s assistant at Glens Falls Hospital for Adirondack Cardiology. Cumm has been a volunteer for the South High Marathon Dance for over 20 years, and has coached a variety of youth sports.

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