Voters Approve 2024-25 school budget

On Tuesday, May 21, Middleburgh Central School District residents approved a $24,900,000 budget for the 2024-25 school year by a margin of 69.9% in favor to 30.1% opposed. The tally includes absentee ballots. The budget increases spending by 2.42%, or $587,510 from the current year, and includes a tax levy increase of $153,836 or 1.50%. 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 2.01%, the proposed budget needed only a simple majority vote to be approved.

Pamela Standhart and Becky Binder are elected to a three-year seat on the Middleburgh Board of Education.

Additional Propositions

Middleburgh residents have approved a proposition for the purchase of three, 65-passenger diesel buses not to exceed $488,000.

Voters approved the proposal of a 10-year Bus and Vehicle Reserve fund not to exceed $2 million.  This reserve will allow the district to prepare for the purchase or acquisition of school buses and charging stations that meet the NY State legislature’s goal of having a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035.  

Voters approved the proposition to allocate up to $200,000 from the 2023-2024 unappropriated fund balance to the Repair Reserve Fund.

“We are grateful to the Middleburgh community for their continuing support of MCS and the programs that we offer to our students,” said Superintendent Mark Place.

Read more information about the budget.