Glens Falls residents vote “Yes” on the 2021-22 school budget
Kennedy, Fitzgerald to serve on Board of Education
May 18, 2021—Glens Falls City School District residents approved the 2021-22 school budget today by a margin of 554 “yes” votes to 125 “no” votes – a 82 percent approval rate. The $47.9 million spending plan will increase the tax levy by 2.5 percent, and represents a budget-to-budget spending increase of $1,411,578, or 3.05 percent over the current year. The budget proposal would embed extra student social-emotional support and “level-up” learning strategies into the educational program throughout next year. It maintains programs and services for students, and continues district-wide initiatives like classroom space reconfigurations.
Laura Kennedy was elected to the Board of Education after receiving 592 votes. Catherine Fitzgerald was also elected to the Board after receiving 118 write-in votes. They will begin their five-year terms on July 1, 2021. Randy Rath, an additional write-in candidate, received 50 votes.
“We know this has been a difficult year for our whole community, and we sincerely appreciate the support that residents and families have given the district as we move forward together,” said Superintendent Paul Jenkins.
Archived budget development materials can be found on the district’s web site, www.gfsd.org.