Residents in the Jamestown school district will be voting on a $77.6M budget – which cuts 16 positions and includes a 1.5 percent tax increase. Total spending in the proposed budget is 2.42 percent higher than the current year.
In addition, voters will also elect two Board of Education members to serve three-year terms. There are two candidates on the ballot – Nina Karbacka and Daniel Johnson.
The Jamestown Budget Vote & School Board Elections will be held from noon to 9 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School and Washington Middle School for registered voters. Any questions regarding polling places or voter eligibility can be directed to the District Clerk at 483-4420. More information on the 2015-16 budget can be found at the school district website.
Other districts of note include the Southwestern School District, which has a $26.56 million dollar budget before the voters. The budget includes a 1.5 percent increase in spending. The district will see no cuts in staffing or programming.
There are also four candidates running for election. They include Edward Brooks, Richard Hartmann, James Butler and Michael Mogenhan. Southwestern will open the polls from 7 to a.m. and from 2:00-9:00 p.m. in the high school lobby.
Voters in Falconer will act on a $21.63 million budget – which contains a spending increase of only a tenth of a percent. However, a 2.16 percent tax levy increase is also being proposed. The two candidates for the school board are Robert Carpenter and Gordon Buck.
The public vote will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Falconer Central School.