Budget Votes Set at Haldane, Garrison

Because of the stay-at-home order due to the pandemic, residents of the Haldane and Garrison school districts will vote on the budget and trustee positions by absentee ballot on or before June 9. The ballots will be mailed next week to all registered voters.

There is one candidate for one open seat on the Haldane board and three for three open seats at Garrison; all are incumbents.

Haldane’s proposed $25.3 million budget includes a $20.6 million tax levy (nearly $700,000 more than a year ago) and anticipates nearly $3 million in state aid. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters next week and must be received by mail or at the school by 5 p.m. on June 9. Email cplatt@haldaneschool.org with questions. For more information on the budget, as well as a proposition to spend $175,000 on school buses, see haldaneschool.org.

Garrison’s proposed $11.5 million budget ($430,000 over last year) relies on a $9.5 million levy and $917,000 in state aid. Voter registration will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 26, and the board will hold a budget hearing by videoconference on May 27. Absentee ballots will be mailed on May 28. Email dcallo@gufs.org with questions. For more information, see gufs.org.

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