2023-24 Budget Vote & BOE Election
Croton-Harmon Union Free School District’s 2023-24 Budget and Propositions Approved by Voters
CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY, May 16, 2023 -- The Croton-Harmon Union Free School District announced today that the 2023-24 budget presented to the community was approved by a significant margin with 748 YES votes and 138 NO votes.1 The budget of $56,174,983 is within the allowable tax cap levy with an increase of 2.64%. The community also approved each of the ballot propositions:
A vehicle proposition for the purchase of five (5) vehicles using existing funds and reserves with no impact to taxes and no additional debt incurred.
A proposition for the Croton Free Library in the amount of $937,822.
Superintendent Stephen Walker expressed his appreciation for the community’s support of the school district’s budget and propositions, as well as its collaboration in creating the district’s direction and approach to education.
“This year we not only presented the community with an operating budget, we shared a vision for what our schools can be,” said Superintendent Stephen Walker. “That vision focuses on advancing innovation by placing passion, curiosity, and inspiration at the center of what we do while creating a culture of well-being for all members of our school district community.”
We are also pleased to announce that voters chose the three trustees on the ballot, each of whom will serve a three-year term. They are Anamika Bhatnagar, Sarah Carrier, and Neal Haber.
On behalf of the CHUFSD Board of Education, President Sarah Carrier expressed her gratitude to the community for participating in the budget process and for taking the time to vote. Ms. Carrier said: “The Board of Education and CHUFSD administration worked diligently to present a fiscally responsible budget that provides for innovation and opportunities for all of our students. We thank the community for their ongoing collaboration and support for our schools.”
NOTE: Results remain unofficial until the Board of Education formally accepts the results.