By Kellen M. Quigley
Voters approved the Springville-Griffith Central School District’s proposed $42.02 million spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year by a 319-176 margin.
A proposal for acquisition of seven 66-seat school buses and three 16-passenger vehicles, and related equipment, also passed with a 303-175 tally.
Unopposed school board candidates Jenna Kellerman, a newcomer, and incumbent Allison K. Duwe, were elected to their three-year seats after earning 366 and 363 votes, respectively. Their terms commence July 1 and run through June 30, 2022.
The 2019-20 budget includes a $3.2 million increase in spending compared to the current school year’s budget, a roughly 2.44 percent increase, as well as a 2.5 percent increase to the tax levy.
According to Superintendent Kimberly Mortiz, in a newsletter to district residents, the budget’s increase is due primarily to salaries and benefits and payments related to construction, or debt service.