Tuesday, May 21 is your day to have your say. School budgets will pass or fail on that day.
Here is a quick overview of your school district budgets and candidates.
Clyde Savannah CSD
At Clyde Savannah, hours of the vote are 12 noon until 9 p.m. at the Middle/High School gymnasium. The total budget is $18,155,391; Proposition #2 two is for the purchase of two school buses for an amount not to exceed $216,000. Proposition #3 is to authorize a student to act as an ex-officio member of the Board of Education. Eight candidates are running for 4 school board seats: Sandi Bastedo, Anthony Carnevale, Richard Drahms, Randy Kise, David Secor, Don Lancaster, and Cathy Jo Eldridge Gromoske, and Fred Baker are seeking votes.
Gananda Central CSD
Hours of voting at Gananda are 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Ruben A. Cirillo High School gymnasium (Please use rear entrance to building). The proposed budget for 2013-14 is: $19,966.154, which is an increase of $88,793 (.45% increase). Tax levy including levy to support library debt is $9,220.182. The district will ues $496,999 from reserves. Besides the proposed budget, candidates will vote on 3 other propositions: #2 Bus Purchase(4 large buses), #3: Liability Reserve Fund (liquidate Liability reserve fund and use in full to offset tax leby for 2013-2014), and #4: Technology Acquisition Reserve Fund (liquid this fund and apply to reduce bonded indebtedness of District). Candidates for Board of Education seats are: Charles “Chuck” Rothfuss, Steve Nims, and Amy Suchan. Three seats are available.
Lyons Central CSD
Voting times for Lyons Central are: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Middle/High School Auditorium (10 Old Clyde Rd, Lyons). Proposition 1 is the budget at $19,947,025. That is an increase of $889,474 up 4.6% from last year. Proposition 2 is to expend funds for bus purchase from Reserves in an amount not to exceed $360,000. There are two vacanacies on the Board of Education. Two candidates are running for those seats: Nancy Sheremeta and Hope Alexanian.
Marion Central CSD
Voting hours will be from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Marion Elementary School Auditorium. The budget amount to be voted on is $17,400,000. There is also a proposition #2 for Utilizing up to $300,000 from Capital Reserve fund for the Roof project. Due to very small growth in the tax base, the True Value Tax Rate would increase by approximately 2.45% by going from $22.32 to $22.86 for next year. For a home with $100,000 in value, the tax bill would increase by about $54, not including STAR exemptions. Town tax rates and tax bills will vary based on assessment and equalization rate changes and the final rates will not be established until August. There are three candidates for Board of Education seats who are seeking two open seats. They are: Jason Monroe, Katherine Metcalfe and Robert Estochen.
North Rose-Wolcott CSD
For North Rose-Wolcott, the voting times will be 12 Noon until 9 p.m. in the High School Foyer. Proposition #1 is the budget which is $25,713,084; Proposition #2 is for the purchase of school buses (in an amount not to exceed $535,000, partially from the Bus Capital Reserve Fund). Proposition #3 is a proposal to establish a School bus Capital Reserve Fund 2013 in the amount of $100,000 over the next 5 years). Proposition # 4 asks voters to increase the annual appropriations for Wolcott Civic Free & Rose Free Libraties by $8,000 (for a total of $67,000 to Wolcott Civic Free Libary and $30,000 annual to the Rose Free Library. There is one seat open on the Board of Education due to the resignation of Brigette Henry. Judy Buckalew is opting for that seat.
Palmyra Macedon Central CSD
Palmyra Macedon Central roting hours will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Intermediate School. The total budget amount is $35,079.630, which is a 2.3% increase ($800,045) from last year. The school tax levy will be $17,233,685. There are three candidates running for three vacant board of education seats. They are: Beth Grier-Leva, Don Miller, and Timothy Ludwig.
Newark Central CSD
Voting times in Newark will be 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the High School gym. Proposition #1 is the budget in the amount of $42,284,099, which is an increase of $792,817 or (1.91%), and uses nearly $643,594 from Reserves. Proposition #2 is the Bus Proposition of adding three full sized buses, 2 smaller buses and 1 7-passenger van, 1 twelve passenger van, with a two wheelchair station van at a total not to exceed $391,227.58. That money will come from $147,000 of capital bus purchase fund and $100,000 from our apital reserve fundk with the rest from the general fund. There are two seats to be filled on the School Board. Running for those seats are Roberta Colacino and Andy Carreia.
Red Creek Central CSD
Voting times for Red Creek are 12 Noon until 9:00 p.m. at the High School Main Foyer. The budget, Proposition #1 is for $19,350,000; Proposition #2 is for School Bus Purchase in an amount not to exceed $238,000. Proposition #3 is a request for voter approval for an additional amount of money for the Red Creek Free Library ($7,500) for a total of $27,500 annually; Proposition #4 asks voters to choose two candidates for the Board of Election. Katherine A. Keenan, and Molly A. Martin are runnig for the 3- year terms.
Sodus Central CSD
Voting times for Sodus will be from 12 noon til 9 p.m. at the Middle School Pool Lobby, Mill Street Ext., Sodus. Proposition #1 is for the budget of $25,305,711; Proposition #2 is to re-establish a reserve fund for “Bus Purchase Reserve 2013” in at amount that will ultimately be no more than $1,750,00 over 5 years. There are two candidates running for two School Board seats for 3-year terms: Donald H. Brown and Roy McCarthy.
Wayne Central CSD
At Wayne Central, voting hours are 9:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. at the High School Gymnasium Lobby. The proposed budget for 2013-14 will be $42,797,485, with a tax rate of $20.69 per $1,000 assessed value. Proposition 32 is for School Bus Purchase in an amount not to exceed $611, 211 from Capital Reserve for Bus Purchase. Proposition #3 is for a proposed playground for Ontario Primary in the amount not to exceed $85,000 (from Capital Reserve.) There are three open seats for the Board of Education. Candidates include: Carla Tarana Boerman, Gerald Champagne, Edward D. Collins Sr., Jeanne Appleton Durfee, Philip McTigue, Tim Reynolds, and Mark A. Wyse.
Williamson Central CSD
The voting times for Williamson Central vote will be 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Middle School Gymnasium. The total amount of proposed budget is $21,051.455, which is $544,638 for an increase of 2.66% increase from last year. The Tax levy including Library debt support is $9,582184. There are three Propositions on which to vote. One is the budget; #2 is to acquire a 27 passenger handicap school bus in a amount not to exceed $70,000, and one 62-passenger school bus in an amount not to exceed $119,000. $35,000 will come from the existing Bus Purchase Reserve fund. Proposition #3 is asking to establish a bus reserve fund in order to reach the ultimate maximum amount of $500,000. There are two seats available for the Board of Education. Candidates announced are: Caroline Jackson and Michael Collins.