Voters approve 2020-21 school budget

On Tuesday, June 16, Stillwater residents approved the district’s 2020-21 budget with 1,023 yes votes and 364 no votes.

The $26,181,978 budget carries a $868,641, or 3.43 percent, spending increase over the current year and a 4.28 percent increase in the tax levy. Final tax rates will be set in August.

“I want to thank all of the Stillwater community members who mailed in their votes this year,” Superintendent Patricia Morris said. “I know this year was a little different in regard to the voting process, however, we are glad the results show that our community continues to value a quality education for our students.”

Board Election

Residents also elected William Callanan, Brian McNeil, David Giso  and Shay Valiorsky to the Stillwater Board of Education.

The results are as follows: 

  • William Callanan – 1,042
  • Brian McNeil – 1,026
  • David Giso – 899
  • Shay Valigorsky – 817

Callanan, McNeil and Giso will each serve a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023. Valigorsky will serve a one-year term ending June 30, 2021.

Stillwater Public Library

By a margin of 959 to 424, residents approved the Stillwater Public Library’s proposed budget of $296,900. 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

  • Mary Herlt – 80 votes
  • Meghan Stevens – 74 votes
  • Linda Tracy – 70 votes