Glens Falls residents vote “Yes” on the 2022-23 school budget

Glens Falls residents vote “Yes” on the 2022-23 school budget
Levin, Rivers, Rath to serve on Board of Education

GFSD May 17, 2022 vote results - budget, school bus lease, student rep on school board all passed with green checkmarks; Matt Levin, Jason Rivers, Randy Rath elected

May 17, 2022 — Glens Falls City School District residents approved the 2022-23 school budget today by a margin of 569 “yes” votes to 193 “no” votes – a 75 percent approval rate. The $50.5 million 2022-23 school budget will increase the tax levy by 3.16 percent, but due to the City of Glens Falls’ revaluation, most taxpayers should see a tax decrease even though the overall levy is increasing. The spending plan adds teaching and staff positions to support social-emotional, academic, and mental wellness efforts.

Proposition 1, to lease two school buses, passed by a tally of 626 to 135. Proposition 2, to authorize a student to sit as a non-voting member of the school board, passed by a tally of 655 to 104.

Board of Education candidates Matthew Levin, with 518 votes, and Jason Rivers, with 461 votes, were elected to serve terms that begin on July 1, 2022 and last five years (through June 30, 2027). Candidate Randy Rath, with 444 votes, will serve a term beginning on May 18, 2022 and lasting through June 30, 2024. As the third-highest vote-getter, Mr. Rath will serve the remainder of the term held by David Dawkins, who recently resigned the position. Candidate Matthew Webster received 374 votes.

Archived budget development materials can be found on the district’s web site,