Voters approve 2022-23 budget

Herkimer Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 17, approved the 2022-23 school budget, with 233 casting votes in favor of the $28.5 million spending plan and 43 opposed. 

In the Board of Education election, Alex Verenich, Robert Mihevc and Brian Crandall were elected to three-year terms.

Voters also approved the capital reserve fund proposition by a vote of 234 to 39. Additionally, the Basloe Public Library budget was approved by a vote of 216 to 58 and Kathleen Coye was elected to the library board of trustees.

For a second-consecutive year, the budget calls for a tax levy increase of 0 percent. The budget contains funding for a $100,000 capital outlay project that includes network infrastructure and access control improvements at the elementary school. It also preserves existing instructional and extra-curricular programs and includes restorations to programs at both the elementary and Jr./Sr. High School.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote today,” interim superintendent Gary Tutty said. “We appreciate and value the community’s commitment to education, and we will continue working to earn and maintain it.”

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