M-W voters approve all ballot propositions, elect BOE members

on May 17, 2016

Residents of Monroe-Woodbury voted to approve all three propositions on the ballot May 17, including the $164.8 million budget for the 2016-17 school year.

By a vote of 1,754 to 639, residents approved a $164,817,836 budget for 2016-17 school year. This budget, which represents a spending increase of $3,556,581 or 2.21 percent, results in a tax levy increase of 1.15 percent – the second lowest levy increase in 15 years. The budget maintains all current programs, staff and services.

District residents also approved (1,615 to 775) a proposition that will allow Monroe-Woodbury to purchase 11 new school vehicles. More than 60 percent of the cost of the vehicles is covered by state aid.

Voters also approved  (1,807 to 542) the appointment of a student to serve on the Board of Education as an ex officio, non voting member, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1702 of the Education Law.

In addition, residents voted to fill three seats on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. Staci McCleary was elected with 1,880 votes; incumbent Suzanne Donahue with 1,855 votes; and incumbent Lorraine Carroll with 1,299 votes. Charles LeViseur had 1,270 votes.