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2017-2018 budget information


South Colonie Voters Overwhelmingly Approve 2017-18 District Budget

South Colonie voters went to the polls May 16 and approved a $99.45 million district budget for the 2017-18 school year by a vote of 1,115-307 (78 percent).

South Colonie Bus Purchase Proposition Passes

South Colonie residents approved a special proposition on May 16 by a vote of 1,124-293 (79%) allowing for the purchase of 10 school bus vehicles at a cost not to exceed $1,092,500. The purchase is eligible for state transportation aid of 52.8 percent — making the average annual net cost to the district $121,320 after the aid. The money will be borrowed over five years. The average annual net tax impact will be 4.4 cents per $1,000 of assessed value after aid. The first payment would not be due until the 2018-19 school year. The proposed purchase plan helps the district to replace older, high mileage/high maintenance buses which become expensive to repair. The proposition calls for purchasing: The proposition calls for purchasing: Four 66-passenger school buses • Two 24-passenger wheelchair buses • Two 36-passenger school buses • One 16-passenger school bus • One 6-passenger utility vehicle/bus.

Gigliello and Motto Re-elected to New 5-Year Terms on Board of Education

Incumbents Rose Gigliello and Leonard Motto ran unopposed May 16 for re-election to new five-year terms on the Board of Education. Gigliello received 1,165 votes and Motto received 1,035 votes.

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advocacy toolkitHow Do I Advocate For My Schools and South Colonie Children?

School districts across New York including South Colonie are making devastating cuts to educational programs as they adjust to rising costs that are outpacing revenue. This trend of reductions cannot continue without threatening the quality – and equality – of the education available to all students. Community advocates must speak up now, on behalf of their students and their schools, or risk losing the high level of local public education that they’ve come to expect. Click on our toolkit logo to find out how. Your state representatives in South Colonie are Senator Neil Breslin (455-2225) and Assembly Phil Steck (455-5931) and your Governor is Andrew Cuomo (474-8390). Please do it today!


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