On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, East Greenbush CSD residents will vote on the $103.5 million proposed school budget for the 2021-22 school year. The proposed budget would maintain all current programs and includes funding for a new Summer School Program, additional academic intervention support services and a new system for online student registration.
The proposed tax levy increase is 0.0%. The district was able to avoid any tax levy increase in the proposed budget due to an increase in State and Federal Aid and through deductions in some district expenses.
In addition to the school budget, voters will decide on the purchase of eight new school buses out of the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund and elect four Board of Education members. More Information.
What’s On the Ballot?
- Proposition 1: School Budget of $103,535,117 with 0.0% Tax Levy Increase
- Proposition 2: Authorize $757,670 from Bus Purchase Reserve Fund to Replace Eight Buses
- Election of Four members to the Board of Education
Proposition 2: Bus Purchase from Reserve Fund
As part of the district’s bus fleet management plan, it plans to trade-in eight older school buses and replace them with new buses that have better fuel efficiency, lower emissions, improved safety features and lower costs for maintenance and repairs. All of the buses would be purchased from the district’s Bus Purchase Reserve Fund with no impact to taxpayers. The district would be reimbursed for approximately 66.6% of the total school bus purchase.
The Bus Purchase Reserve Fund acts like a savings account, allowing the district to store money for the sole purpose of purchasing buses. It also helps the district avoid the costs that come with borrowing.
Board of Education Election
There are four open seats for the Board of Education – three vacancies are for three-year terms (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2024) and one vacancy for a one-year term (May 19, 2021-June 30, 2022). Qualified district residents may vote for up to four persons to fill these positions. The following candidates filed nominations:
- John J. Dunn, Jr.
- Cheryl Kennedy
- JoAnn Taylor
- Frank Yeboah
Learn more about the Board of Education candidates at www.egcsd.org/2021boardcandidates.
Polls will be open to eligible voters on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The school district is divided into election zones as follows:
- Bell Top – Residents of the Town of North Greenbush
- Goff – Residents of the Town of East Greenbush
- Donald P. Sutherland – Residents of the Towns of Sand Lake or Chatham or Residents with a Nassau mailing address
- Green Meadow – Residents of the Town of Schodack who do not have a Nassau mailing address
You may also contact the Business Office at 518-207-2535 to find your polling place.