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Hermon-DeKalb voters approve $14.26 million budget, elect three board members

On May 16, Hermon-DeKalb Central School District voters approved the district’s $14.26 million 2023-24 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved the purchase of two school buses. The budget proposition passed 160 to 24.

District-related propositions

  • A $14,262,451 budget for the 2023-24 school year that increases spending 5.2% ($705,326) and carries a tax levy increase of 1.90%: 160 yes; 24 no
  • Purchasing two new school buses at a total cost not to exceed $370,000: 158 yes; 25 no

Board of Education Election

Four candidates sought election to three open board of education seats.

Two terms will last five years, expiring June 30, 2028:

  • Michael Robinson : 138 votes
  • Ross Putman: 136 votes

One term will last two years, expiring June 30, 2025:

  • John Wright: 105 votes

The terms all begin July 1, 2023.

Library proposition

Hepburn Library of Hermon tax collection, $10,000 annually: 143 yes; 42 no

New York state education law allows libraries to place a funding proposition on school district ballots and requires school districts, at the libraries’ request, to levy and collect taxes for libraries. The Hepburn Library of Hermon is a separate legal entity from the school district, with its own funding and budget.

Budget Resources

2023-24 Budget Information

2023-24 Property Tax Report Card

2023-24 Tax Cap

Notice of Annual Meeting