On Tuesday, May 21, Stillwater residents approved the district’s 2019-20 budget with 306 voting in favor and 87 voting against it.
The $25,313,337 budget carries a $471,000, or 1.90 percent, spending increase over the current year and a 3.57 percent increase in the tax levy. Final tax rates will be set in August.
“Thank you to all of the Stillwater community members who came out to vote this year,” Superintendent Patricia Morris said. “The results show that our community continues to value quality educational experiences and opportunities for our students.”
By a margin of 323 to 71, voters passed a proposition to expend $100,000 in the capital reserve fund to finance an upcoming capital outlay project to replace the lockers in the elementary school building. This project is a continuation of the district’s long-range plan to improve and maintain its facilities.
Residents also elected Kristina Greene, Amanda Cocozzo and Valerie Masterson to the Stillwater Board of Education.
The results are as follows: Kristina Greene (293 votes), Amanda Cocozzo (292 votes), Valerie Masterson (191 votes), and Shay Valigorsky (169 votes).
Greene, Cocozzo and Masterson will each serve a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.
Stillwater Public Library
By a margin of 300 to 92, residents approved the Stillwater Public Library’s proposed budget of $280,558. This money will be collected by the district and then forwarded to the library. The library has the same service boundary as the school district, however the Stillwater Public Library is not governed by the district.
Stillwater Public Library Board Seats
- Thomas Boucher – 282 votes
- Michael Reeves – 243 votes
- Christine Zakrzewski – 235 votes