Budget passes 202 to 74
By Jeanne Tao
The Garrison School announced unofficial School Board election results Tuesday night (May 21). Incumbent Charlotte Rowe was re-elected to the board with 167 votes, and Derek DuBois won a seat being vacated by current School Board Member Anita Prentice, with 166 votes. Julia Wynn lost with 133 votes.
The proposed budget passed with 202 “yes” votes and only 74 “no” votes.
A total of 264 residents voted in the election Tuesday, with 14 sending in absentee ballots.
Rowe wanted to thank Garrison voters for giving her the opportunity to “make a positive difference at the school.” She added, “I look forward to continuing the rich dialogue of new ideas that began during the election process, which may have been nerve-wracking for the candidates but was a positive process for the community to bring out all the different ideas.”
DuBois, who was not at the announcement of the results, later said, “I appreciate the support and look forward to serving our community and our kids.”