At the board's April meeting, district business manager Dan Bush estimated the plan for the new school was over budget by approximately $1.3 million.
Hessney, a retired district teacher, said he's happy to serve the district for another five years.
School board electionSchool board member Frank Sambets is running unopposed for one open seat, which has a three-year term.
Binghamton City School District: $115,859,659 budget passed 939 to 188. They bested fellow newcomer Richard King, who collected 346 votes.
The Olean Times Herald, in Cattaraugus County, reported on May 9 that the Olean City School District had offered Mr. Moore its superintendent position. They also supported the Community Free Library in a 384 to 134 vote. "What the school does, it asks the entire community and the vote shows the community was appreciative".
A proposition to purchase a bus passed, 241-72.
That said, he proposed reducing a $500,000 management reserve line item in the budget to $250,000 or $300,000. James MacFadden was the only candidate for school board and got 110 votes.
Avon voters approved the district's $20,730,149 budget proposal by a 259 to 33 count. Voters approved the budget, with 113 voting in favor and 41 voting against. Margaret Hall was elected with 110, Gerald DaBresca was elected with 105, and William Gross was elected with 95. Voters approved the budget, with 142 voting in favor and 83 voting against. The tax levy, or the amount raised by property taxes, will increase 1.4 percent to $8,474,939. He also dedicated his win to his late wife, Karen Hessney, who died of breast cancer in 2014 and originally urged him to run for school board.
In January, the board approved a $92.7 million preliminary budget and the district has trimmed it down since then. The vote was 179 to 25.
Tanya Shalor defeated Justin Frost in a race for a seat on the school board. The school board seats went to Donald Chirlin, with 369, and Brian Reid, with 396. Roz DeRensis was also elected to the Board of Education with 364 votes.
Bruce Tryon, Steve Philbrick and Susan Emerson Strasser, all incumbents and unopposed school board candidates, were re-elected.
The district's $73.5 million 2017-18 spending plan passed by a vote of 774-445.
Many schools across the state were facing the hard decision of whether to cut "extras" like art, music, technology and physical education to comply with what they considered an unfunded mandate. The budget will be $36,620,794, a 2.42 percent increase. The bus proposition was 171-12 in favor. Marian Godfrey (50 votes) and Christine Gregoire (52 votes) were elected to the Oxford Memorial Library. The projected total property tax levy for the district will increase by 3.99 percent to $7.5 million, less than the 4.42 percent increase allowed to Mayfield this year by NY state's mandated tax cap. This is nearly an 80 percent approval rating on our budget and last year's was 80 percent.
A proposed bus purchase also passed, 303-79. But it must appear in the 2017-18 budget.
Voters in the Shenendehowa Central School District approved it $169 million budget.
Even the $30.48 million improvement project that passed handily in February will have no affect on the tax levy, with a third of the cost coming from the district's capital reserve fund and state aid, and the rest from a 15-year bond offset by state aid. Rhea Deyo was voted into the school board with 253 votes, and Kathy Swezey was voted in with 251.
Voter turnout was light - with a total of 473 votes cast in the budget vote, the fewest in the seven years we have tracked budget and bond votes.