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Voters approve $18.6 million UV budget
On May 19, Unadilla Valley Central School District voters approved the district's $18.6 million 2015-16 budget proposal 214 yes votes to 70 no votes, elected three Board of Education members, and approved the purchase of three school buses with 210 yes votes to 72 no votes. They also approved a $12.8 million capital project proposition.

The budget decreases spending by 11.55 percent over 2014-15, and increases the tax levy 0.81 percent.

“We want to thank all Unadilla Valley residents who voted today for coming out and continuing to support the district,” Superintendent Robert Mackey said. “This budget increases professional development opportunities for teachers and staff, which in turn, will improve programs.”

The adopted budget retains all staff and current programming and opportunities for students, uses $250,572 less in reserves than the current budget, and carries a tax levy increase that is less than the district’s maximum allowable tax levy increase — or tax levy limit — of 4.93 percent.

Also on the ballot:
During the vote on Tuesday, May 19, residents also elected three Board of Education members, approved a school bus proposition and approved a $12.8 million capital project .

Board of Education: There were three candidates for three seats on the Board of Education. They included:
  •  Carrie Meade, 239 votes
  •  Mark S. Davis, 234 votes
  • Tammie Emrich, 231 votes
School bus proposition: Residents approved the school bus proposition.

A $12.8 million capital project proposition: Residents approved the proposition by a vote of 181 to 102. The project – which includes maintenance, renovations and upgrades to the current school building – will be funded through a combination of building aid from New York State, EXCEL aid, and the district’s capital reserve fund. There will be NO impact to school taxes.
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