Middleburgh Central School District budget approved by voters

May 18, 2021


On Tuesday, Middleburgh Central School District voters approved the district’s proposed $22,922,240 budget with 0% tax levy increase for the 2021-22 school year by a margin of 258 to 74; which is a 77.7% approval rate. Since the tax levy increase—the total amount of money to be raised through property taxes—is less than the district’s maximum allowable levy limit of 1.76%, a simple majority vote (50% plus one) was needed to approve the budget. 

Becky S. Binder (261 votes) and Pamela Standhart (249 votes) were reelected to serve three-year terms to the Board of Education. 

MCS voters approved three additional propositions on this year’s ballot. 

  • Authorization to purchase 5 new buses in an amount not to exceed $491,000 as part of the district’s ongoing bus replacement plan. (251 yes; 81 no)
  • Authorization to fund the Repair Reserve in an amount not to exceed $275,000 from the unappropriated 2020-21 fund balance; for repairs of future capital improvements not covered under state aid regulations.  (264 yes; 68 no)
  • Authorization for the Rensselaerville Library to collect annual taxes in the amount of $15,000 separate and apart from the annual school district budget to support the Rensselaerville Library.  (184 yes; 145 no)

“THANK YOU to everyone who voted and to those who chose to support our students and their future. We look forward to a great 2021-2022 school year and this is an amazing first step,” said Superintendent Brian Dunn.

For more information on the school budget, click on the budget and taxes page at middleburghcsd.org.