Board candidates also on the ballot
Today residents throughout the state will vote on their 2012-13 proposed school budgets and for candidates for school board trustee. Locally the polls at the Garrison Union Free School (in the school library) and Haldane (main building, room 105) are open until 9 p.m.
The Haldane Board of Education has approved a budget of $21,927,476 representing a 1.38 percent year-to-year increase. The Garrison Board of Education has approved a budget of $9,475,913, representing a 1.66 percent year-to-year increase.
Both districts’ budgets fall below their calculated state mandated tax levy cap. Haldane’s tax levy is 2.44 percent, .72 percent less than the allowable cap (of 3.2 percent). Garrison’s tax levy is 2.23 percent, .58 percent less than the allowable cap (of 2.81 percent.)
At Haldane, Peter Henderson, Jon Champlin and Evelyn Carr-White are running for two open seats. (See Haldane Election: Four Candidates – Three Seats)
At Garrison, incumbents Ray O’Rourke and Christine Foertsch are running for reelection. Newcomer Theresa Orlandi is running to fill the seat to be vacated by board President Carol McCullough (who is not standing for reelection).