Residents Approve District Budget, Two Propositions and Elect Three to School Board

Residents of the South Colonie Central School District went to the polls today and approved a $104.88 million District budget for the 2019-20 school year by a vote of 956-270 or 78 percent.
Residents also approved two propositions on today’s ballot: 976-220 in favor of a school bus replacement plan to purchase 10 new school buses at a cost of $1,082,700 borrowed over 5 years and 1,044-181 in favor of a school safety capital project not to exceed $750,000 to replace fire alarm and public address systems in all five elementary schools, along with improving the high school multi-use gymnasium sound system.
Residents also elected three unopposed members to the South Colonie Board of Education for new terms that will begin on July 1. Elected were incumbents James Tim Ryan (971 votes), incumbent David Kiehle (924 votes) and newcomer Mike Keane (953 votes).