On May 16, Middleburgh voters will be asked to consider a $24.3 million budget proposal for the 2023-24 school year and will elect one member to the Board of Education. A public hearing and Meet the Candidates night will be held on May 3 at 6 p.m.

Public Hearing

The proposed budget increases spending by 2.10%, or $501,113 from the current year, and includes a tax levy increase of $151,563 or 1.50%. Since the tax levy increase (the total amount to be raised through property taxes) is less than the district’s maximum allowable levy limit of 3.46%, the proposed budget needs a simple majority vote to be approved. 

Residents will also vote on three propositions. One proposition will be for the purchase of one 60-passenger bus, one 30-passenger bus (wheelchair accessible), and one minivan for pupil transportation. Voters will also consider establishing a Capital Reserve Fund and the transfer of funds to the Repair Reserve Fund. 

Meet the Candidates

Voters will elect one member to the Board of Education for a three-year term expiring June 30, 2026. Sean Lawton and Bonnie Snyder have submitted petitions. Lawton and Snyder will answer questions about their vision for MCSD during the May 3 public hearing.