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Board adopts proposed 2024-25 budget

The Waterville Board of Education adopted the proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year at its April 16 meeting.

On Tuesday, May 21, Waterville Central School District residents will vote on a proposed $22,297,968 spending plan for the 2024-25 school year. This proposed budget would allow the district to maintain all existing programs, services and staffing levels.

The budget proposal includes a 2.50% increase in the tax levy, which aligns with past budgets

and represents the total amount of money the district would raise through local property taxes. 

The budget also includes a $100,000 capital outlay project to fund security upgrades at key areas at Memorial Park Elementary School.

Residents will also elect two members to the Waterville Board of Education. The seats are for three-year terms from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027. The deadline to submit petitions to the board clerk, Jennifer Nichols, to be on the ballot was April 22 by 5 p m.

The candidates for the school board are, in alphabetical order, Kenneth Boone, Linda Hughes-Kelly and Katelyn Worwa.

The ballot includes a proposition that, if approved, would authorize the district to levy and collect a tax in the amount of $251,840 for the Waterville Public Library and $86,807 for the C.W. Clark Memorial Library.

Two people, Kelly Hildreth and Mary Campbell, are running for two open seats on the Waterville Public Library Board of Trustees.

The annual budget hearing is scheduled for May 7 at 6 p.m. at Waterville Jr./Sr. High School.

The vote will be held May 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bud Dorr Board of Education Room, 381 Madison St., Waterville, NY 13480.

Information on 2024 absentee voting and early voting by mail can be found on the Budget & Finance page.

View a copy of the 2024-2025 proposed budget.