Chenango Votes In Favor Of School Budgets

By: Tyler Murphy

CHENANGO – Residents in Chenango County voted on their school budget’s Tuesday.

The Norwich City School District 2019-2020 Proposed Budget passed, along with the proposed Guernsey Memorial Library Budget.

Kiernan Hamilton and John Williams were elected to serve three-year terms on the Norwich Board of Education. Hamilton received 349 votes and John Williams 340.

The $41,449,292 school district budget passed with 66 percent supporting it – 282 in favor and 144 against.

Guernsey Memorial Library

Library budget passed with 67 percent support – 284 in favor and 138 against

Norwich $360,000 bus proposal passed by 278 in favor and 145 against. The proposal will buy three new 65 passenger buses.

Three candidates vied for two open library board seats, Patricia Giltner received 308 votes and Jane Clement 265. Agnes Eaton received 182.

Oxford

The Oxford Academy Central School District passed its 2019 budget on Tuesday night with over 100 residents voting in favor of each proposal.

A total of 178 voters took part in the event, with the Oxford Memorial Library receiving the most support for approval with 142 voting in favor and 35 opposed.

The school budget passed with approximately a third of the voters against the budget. 118 were in favor and 59 were opposed.

Officials said the bus proposition also passed, differing with the school budget by only a single vote. 117 were in favor and 60 were opposed.

Timothy O’Brien was voted in to a three-year term as a school board member with 152 votes.

Greene

Greene Central School District Budget proposal for $27,013,533 passed with 235 in favor and 114 against.

Board of Education members elected three members: Andrew Bringuel with 209 votes, John Fish with 218, and Seth Barrows with 217. Michael Ketzak received 195 votes and Jason Burghardt, 143.

Afton

The Afton Central School District Budget proposal for $15,964,650 passed with 154 in favor and 66 against.

Kim McCaulley was elected as a new board member with 193 votes.

A proposition for $298,000, for the purchase of two regular buses and one smaller bus, passed with 160 in favor and 60 against.

The school district capital project, to redesign its entrance ways and update security among many other improvements, passed – 124 in favor and 88 against.

— Tyler Murphy,

Sun Managing Editor




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