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BSCSD School Budget Passes, School Board Officials Elected

The Ballston Spa community approved the district’s 2017-2018 budget proposal of $90,340,742 with an unofficial vote of 1,156 voting yes and 285 voting no – a passing rate of 80.22%.

The Board of Education candidates elected included Jeanne Obermayer who received a total of 963 votes, Lillian McCarthy who received a total of 917 votes and Michael O’Donnell who received a total of 910 votes. Challenger Katie Thimineur received a total of 633 votes.The two candidates receiving the most votes begin three year terms in July 2017.  The one year unexpired term will be filled by the candidate receiving the third highest number of votes and commence in July 2017.

“We’re appreciative of the community’s support of the budget plan we put forward,” said Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D., Superintendent of Ballston Spa CSD. “We will continue to balance fiscal responsibility while offering leading academic and co-curricular opportunities for our students.”

All of the additional propositions on the ballot were passed, including the replacement of school vehicles, support for the public library and the local recreation commission. For more information, please visit the district website at or call 884-7195.


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