NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Voters overwhelmingly approved the City School District of New Rochelle's proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday by a vote of 2,033 to 719, a 74% approval.
Voters also elected Amy Moselhi and Paul Warhit to the Board of Education. They will serve five-year terms on the school board from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2022.
The $259,622,488 budget represents a 2.34 percent increase over the previous year's budget, one of the lowest in years. The increase in the tax levy is 1.995 percent and complies with the state's required tax levy cap. The total proposed taxes to be collected by the school district will be $204,441,642, or 78.75 percent of the budget. In addition, $43,055,794 of revenue will come from state aid and $12,125,052 from other sources.
"The Board of Education thanks the voters for supporting the 2017-18 budget," said Board of Education President Rachel Relkin. "We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Superintendent Osborne to provide a high quality and challenging education to all of our students."
"I am truly grateful to this community for supporting this budget, which holds true to our commitment to provide the very best education for our students while remaining fiscally responsible," added Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Osborne. "In addition to maintaining all academic programs, the budget adds positions to accommodate for enrollment increases, maintains favorable class sizes and meets pressing student needs."
All results remain unofficial.