Voters approve $120,342,342 school budget for the 2024-25 school year

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Minisink Valley School District voters approved the proposed $120,324,342 school budget for the 2024-25 school year in a 1,500-to-1,074 vote.

The results showed 58.28 percent of voters approved the budget.

The approved budget maintains all current student programs and services in addition to reinstating summer school for High School/Middle School students and the 5 p.m. bus run. The approved budget also allows the district to purchase 10 large, 72-passenger buses, three wheelchair, 42-passenger buses and two, 30-passenger buses.

The approved budget has a 2.31 percent tax levy increase, below the 2.77% maximum tax levy allowed.  This increase in the tax levy – total amount of money to be raised through property taxes – is within the New York State tax cap requirement and needed a simple majority to be approved.

“Thank you for your support of our efforts to provide a rigorous and comprehensive education program, along with important co-curricular and athletic opportunities to the children in the Minisink Valley school community,” said Superintendent Brian Monahan. “We have worked very hard to present a prudent budget which respects the use of taxpayer dollars.  Thank you for your partnership and trust.”

Additionally, three Minisink Valley school district residents were elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms running July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027.

Vote totals are:
Anthony Monaco: 1,715
Kathlee DeRose: 1,462
Dr. Scott Hines: 1,412
Jessica Eli: 1,270