Voters in the Port Byron school district approved a $21 million budget Tuesday by a vote of 299-153. Spending is flat from the previous years; the budget raises the tax levy 1.2 percent; it was below the state-mandated tax cap so it needed just a simple majority to pass. Melinda Quanbeck (313) and Joseph Verdi (303) were elected to the school board. Timothy Marks received 190 votes.
The Southern Cayuga planetarium will be repaired after voters approved a $500,000 renovation project on Tuesday. The work will include classroom renovations and heating/ventilation repairs. The district's $17.5 million budget was approved, 426-93. Propositions regarding school bus purchases and library funding also passed. David Harvatine (342) and Kelsey Rossbach (337) were elected to three-year terms on the school board. Bruce Kopp received 277 votes.
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In the Cato-Meridian district, five candidates were running for three seats on the school board. Jenny Kyle (224) and Michael Lees (224) were elected to three-year terms. Monica Waite (214) was elected to a one-year term. Ronald Witkowski received 122 votes, and Timothy Hulbert received 181. The $21 million budget passed 282-64. A proposition to purchase two buses, a van and truck passed 280-63.
In the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District, the budget passed 288-71; and propositions to increase funding for Bramley Library and Elbridge Free Library both passed. Susan Fordyce (284 votes) will complete a school board term expiring in 2020, and William Yard (286 votes) was elected to a three-year term.
In Moravia, voters approved (398-94) a $22.9 million spending plan that raises the tax levy 2.95 percent. A proposition to purchase two school buses passed 395-96; a proposal to change the district's transportation policy passed 343-148; and an increase in aid to Powers Library was approved 370-118. Leigh Hess (286) and Jennifer Bilinski (304) were elected to three-year seats on the school board. Terry Thompson also ran for school board.
Skaneateles voters passed the district's $34 million budget 644-196. Propositions to purchase two school buses and to establish a 10-year capital reserve for building projects both passed. Susan Murphy (619), Kerry Brogan (583) and and Michael Kell (524) were elected to three-year terms on the board of education. Jonathan Dower received 393 votes.
In the Union Springs district, voters approved the budget 296-30; a proposition for a capital project passed 305-27; and funding for Springport Free Library passed 285-47. Jeffrey Culver (271), Carol Quill (263) and Randy Gardner (271) were elected to three-year terms on the school board.
Weedsport voters passed their school district budget 293-90. The purchase of three school buses and funding for Weedsport Public Library were also approved. Colleen Borza, the sole candidate for one, five-year term of the school board, received 326 votes.