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East Greenbush Central School District residents passed a $103,535,117 budget for the 2021-22 school year and approved the purchase of eight school buses from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund during this year’s Budget Vote and Board Election. The budget maintains all programs and has no tax levy increase.

More than 87% of all voters approved of the school budget.

“We extend our gratitude to the community for their overwhelming support for our school district’s budget,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons. “In a difficult year, due to COVID-19, our community expressed continued support for the educational quality and exceptional services we provide students by a very large margin. I wish to thank the Board of Education for their direction and our teachers, staff and administrators for their dedication to academic excellence within our schools.”

The new school buses, which will replace older buses according to the district’s bus fleet management plan, will be purchased from the district’s Bus Purchase Reserve Fund with no impact to taxpayers. The district will be reimbursed for approximately 66.6% of the total school bus purchase.

In addition to the budget and bus purchase approval, Cheryl Kennedy, JoAnn Taylor and John Dunn were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Education and Frank Yeboah was elected to a one-year term.

Results:

Proposition #1: School Budget for 2021-22
Yes: 1,061
No: 154

Proposition #2: School Buses from Reserve Fund
Yes: 1,068
No: 145

Board of Education Election
The three candidates with the most votes have been elected to three-year terms (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2024) and the candidate with the fourth highest vote total has been elected to a one-year term (May 19, 2021-June 30, 2022).

Cheryl Kennedy: 1,007
JoAnn Taylor: 1,006
John J. Dunn, Jr.: 996
Frank Yeboah: 986
Write-In: 16