M-W residents approve 2018-19 budget, proposition, elect three BOE candidates

on May 15, 2018

Residents of Monroe-Woodbury voted to approve the two propositions on the ballot May 15, including the $176.6 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.

By a vote of 977 to 407, residents approved a $176,593,137 budget for 2018-19 school year. This budget, which represents a spending increase of $5,390,929 or 3.15 percent, results in a tax levy increase of 2.86 percent, which is under the tax cap. The budget maintains all current programs, staff and services, adds additional teaching positions and enhances the district’s safety initiatives with the addition of at least one School Resource Officer, additional cameras and more.

District residents also approved (943 to 433) a proposition that will allow Monroe-Woodbury to purchase 10 new school vehicles. More than 60 percent of the cost of the vehicles is covered by state aid.

In addition, residents voted to fill three seats on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. Two incumbents were re-elected: Anthony Andersen with 1,061 votes and Christopher DiLorenzo with 1,077 votes. Newly elected is Dawn Tauber with 1,063 votes.