M-W residents approve budget, propositions and elect three board members

on May 16, 2017

Residents of Monroe-Woodbury voted to approve all three propositions on the ballot May 16, including the $171.2 million budget for the 2017-18 school year.

By a vote of 1,466 to 692, residents approved a $171,202,208 budget for 2017-18 school year. This budget, which represents a spending increase of $6,384,372 or 3.87 percent, results in a tax levy increase of 3.85 percent, which is under the tax cap. The budget maintains all current programs, staff and services.

District residents also approved (1400 to 753) a proposition that will allow Monroe-Woodbury to purchase 12 new school vehicles. More than 60 percent of the cost of the vehicles is covered by state aid.

And voters approved (1291 to 850) a proposition allowing the school district to establish a capital reserve fund with a contribution limit of $40 million over a duration of 15 years. The reserve allows the district to put any potential surplus monies aside in a voter-controlled fund that will be used for capital projects and improvements to district buildings or facilities.

In addition, residents voted to fill three seats on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. Three incumbents were re-elected: Donald Beeler with 1,680 votes; Daniel Ezratty with 1,637 votes; and Jon Huberth with 1,721 votes. Sylvia Stanley-Dummitt received 646 votes.

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