Voters OK budgets in all Saratoga County districts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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— Proposed school budgets all won passage, most by wide margins, in Tuesday’s voting around Saratoga County.

All the budgets passed, as did various propositions associated with them to purchase buses or make capital improvements.

Among the results:

Ballston Spa

District residents approved an $84.2 million budget that is expected to increase tax rates 2.9 percent. The budget passed with 1,120 people voting yes and 581 voting no.

Board candidates Jeanne Obermayer and Tony Leva were elected to the Board of Education.


The district’s $20.71 million budget, which increases spending by 1.46 percent, passed by a tally of 324-77.

Incumbents Celia Lockhart and Louis Lueck were elected to new five-year terms on the Board of Education.


Voters approved a spending plan that totalled $18.7 million by a 393-159 tally. The tax levy of $9.7 million is expected to result in a tax-rate increase of 1.72 percent, or 24 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.

Joan Slagle and Anita Crawford were elected to the school board.


Voters approved a $20.5 million budget, which is up 1.86 percent from this year and is expected to increase taxes 1.22 percent. The vote was 462-206.

Pat Greenhall and Anthony Sylvester were elected to the Board of Education.

Saratoga Springs

The $116.43 million proposed budget represented a 3.41 percent increase over the current year’s budget, with a 2.24 percent increase in the tax levy. It was approved 1,789-598. Mia Pfitzer, Steve Verral and Charles Locke were elected to the school board.


Voters approved a $32.8 million budget that will result in an estimated tax levy increase of 1.3 percent, It passed by a 699-179 vote, while Beck King and Jack Macica were elected to the Board of Education over Susan Palmer.


Shenendehowa residents approved a $160 million 2014-15 budget that calls for a spending increase of 2.15 percent and a 1.39 percent tax-rate increase. The budget passed by a 2,419 to 1,158 vote. Mary Blaauboer and Bill Casey were elected to three-year terms on the school board and James Trainor to a two-year term.

South Glens Falls

Voters approved a $54.1 million budget that will increase the tax levy by 2.52 percent. The budget had 931 voting in favor and 275 voting against it.


Voters approved a budget calling for total spending of $22.7 million, with a projected tax-levy increase of 3 percent. It passed with 527 voting in favor and 184 against.

Six people ran for three seats on the Board of Education. Brian McNeil, Cheryl Richardson and John Butler were elected.


The budget, which totaled $20.1 million, was approved by a 191-34 vote. It is expected to increase taxes 1.34 percent. David Lee, Jamie Maloney and Richard Charron were elected to school board seats without opposition.

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