Voters pass 2024-25 school budget

On Tuesday, May 21, Voorheesville Central School District residents voted in favor of the proposed $34,482,366 budget for the 2024-25 school year by a margin of 77% in favor and 23% opposed. The figures include absentee ballots. Kathy Fiero and Matthew Bergeron were elected to the school board of education. Voters approved the purchase of two new 72-passenger buses.

The 2024-25 school budget increases spending by $4,403,875 (14.64%), resulting in an estimated tax rate increase of 3.75%. The majority of the increase includes a $3 million transfer for the capital project approved by the voters in Dec. 2022. The proposed tax levy increase of 3.75% is at the district’s tax levy limit, or cap. As a result, the proposal needed a simple majority vote for approval. The vote was 668 yes and 199 no.

The 2024-25 budget allows VCSD to continue all current programs and services, including BOCES Career and Technical Education. It also includes several key additions to meet the needs of students now and in the future. The addition of a part-time math intervention instructor will strengthen the foundation for academic achievement for all students. With the aim of creating collaborative and flexible classrooms, the district will test pilot a furniture program to replace older pieces. As a continued commitment to making safety our priority, a new security/hall monitor will be added to the Jr./Sr. Campus. And, to enhance connections with families and the community, the district will expand BOCES Communications Services from two to three days a week. 

“We thank district residents for their continued support of our mission, Superintendent Frank Macri said. “Because of this support, students in the community get the education that they deserve.” 

Learn more on our Budget and Finance page.