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Monticello voters approve $84.1 million budget; elect three board members

May 17, 2016

On May 17, Monticello Central School District voters approved the district’s $84.1 million 2016-17 budget proposal and elected three board of education members.

The following results are unofficial pending verification of the absentee ballots; however, the ballots have been reviewed and will not impact the final results.

Voters approved:
• A $84,139,614 budget for the 2016-17 school year that increases spending 1.88 percent ($1,550,339) and carries a 1.65 percent tax levy increase: 828 yes; 497 no;

Seven candidates sought election to three open board of education seats. They are:
• John Kiefer: 905 votes;
• Matthew Sheiner: 295 votes;
• Lori Orestano-James: 811 votes;
• Steve Kurlander: 428 votes;
• Kamal Elsayed: 188 votes
• Incumbent Stacey Sharoff: 573 votes
• James M. Contrys: 486 votes

The terms are three years, beginning July 1 and will be filled by John Kiefer, Lori Orestano-James and Stacey Sharoff.

“I’d like to thank Monticello Central School District voters for taking time out of their busy schedules to come to the polls and vote,” said Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus. “I believe that this budget will continue to cultivate an atmosphere of excellence and achievement for our students, enabling them to continue to do great things.”