Voters approve 2021-22 school budget

On Tuesday, May 18, Monticello Central School District voters approved the district’s $91.27 million 2021-22 budget proposal with 332 “yes” votes and 195 “no” votes. These results are unofficial pending verification of the affidavit ballots; however, there are only five ballots which will not significantly impact the final count.

The approved budget reduces the district’s tax levy by 2.06%, preserves all district positions, funds new custodial equipment, increases professional development and adds additional positions to support student success. 

Three candidates were elected to the Board of Education (ballot order): 

Timothy Crumley: 362 votes

Lynka Rivera: 336 votes

Todd Grodin: 314 votes

“The Board of Education and the administrative team worked diligently these past few months to create a plan that supports student success, while being fiscally responsible to our taxpayers,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Evans said. “We were proud to be able to present a budget that decreased our residents’ tax burden without sacrificing a single position or program, and we are grateful to our community for their support of it. This budget will help to propel Monticello forward as we work towards building a district of choice.”