District residents approve $22.3 million budget for 2023-24 school year

On Tuesday, May 16th, Weedsport Central School District voters approved the district’s $22,253,678 budget for the 2023-24 school year with 254 yes votes, to 100 no votes. Residents also voted to elect one Board of Education member, approved the purchase of one new school bus with 290 yes votes to 64 no votes, and approved the establishment of a Capital Reserve with 265 yes votes to 88 no votes.

Voters also approved a spending increase for the Weedsport Public Library (270 yes, 79 no).

The adopted budget increases spending by $981,658 and will result in a tax levy increase of 1.99 percent. While creating the 2023-24 budget, district leaders aimed to ensure Weedsport’s excellent education programs would remain supported. The budget accounts for funding for Academic Intervention Services teachers at the elementary-level and the Jr.-Sr. High School, funding for a teaching assistant to support struggling learners at the high school Learning Lab, and funding for a counselor who will work at both school buildings to support students’ social/emotional well-being.

“We are grateful to the Weedsport community for helping us ensure Weedsport Central School District remains a supportive environment where students can thrive academically,” said Superintendent Shaun O’Connor.

Voters also elected one Board of Education member. Incumbent Colleen Borza received 299 votes and will serve a five-year term.