Voters in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns Approve 2022-23 Budget and Propositions
The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns today announced the 2022-23 budget presented to the community was overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 858 YES votes to 153 NO votes. The $86,430,432 budget remains within the tax cap limit with an estimated tax rate increase of 1.38% in Sleepy Hollow and a 3.1% tax rate reduction in Tarrytown.
“On behalf of the district, we thank the community for turning out to vote and for approving this year’s budget and propositions,” said Superintendent Christopher Borsari. “We developed a budget that creates a wide range of growth opportunities for our students, in and out of the classroom, while remaining cognizant of the needs of our taxpayers.
“The goals outlined in the budget align with our commitment to delivering diverse learning experiences, social emotional learning and challenging curriculum, all while planning for the future,” he continued.
The community also approved the following ballot propositions:
Establishment of a capital reserve fund to which the District may commit surplus funds a maximum of 10 years and $12 million.
Approval of expected transportation costs related to the identification of a Child Safety Zone in an area of the District where students currently walk to school, but should be bused for safety reasons.
Two (2) Board of Education Trustee seats.
We are pleased to announce two trustees chosen by voters to begin a three-year term this July are Ida Michael and Amanda Wallwin.
President of the Board of Trustees John Paine stated, “We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of our community to not only approve the budget but to contribute their ideas as it was developed. This budget allows us to stay focused on excellent academics and supporting the social emotional well-being of our children while remaining fiscally responsible. As a Board, we remain committed to serving our district and look forward to our continued partnership with Tarrytown communities.”
NOTE: Results remain unofficial until the Board of Education formally accepts the results.