Voters of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District approved a $33.2 million budget for the 2023-24 school year, with 217 in favor and 47 opposed – a margin of 82%. The budget proposal is below the district’s assigned tax “cap” and required a simple majority of voters (50% plus one) to pass the budget. A second proposition was approved for the Frothingham Library, with 217 in favor and 45 opposed.
The $33.2 million budget for the ‘23-‘24 school year carries a 2.5% tax levy increase which is below the district’s assigned tax levy “cap” of 3.34%. This budget expands academic programs and maintains all staff, with additional mental health support for students.
“We are fortunate that our community continues to show that they value education and the work that we do at FFCS that leads to student success,” said Superintendent of Schools Mr. Ciaccio. “This budget will allow us to expand our rigorous academic program and enhance the mental health supports that we have in place for our students.”
Two incumbents were reelected to the Board of Education: Michael Lewis with 212 votes and John Wiltey with 202 votes.