Troy City School District residents have approved a $111,893,389 budget for the 2018-19 school year. Three candidates were elected to the Board of Education, including one incumbent.
The official results of the budget vote are 481 (yes) to 139 (no). This budget will result in a 1.54-percent tax levy increase – a figure that is $123,282 below the allowable tax cap.
This educationally sound and fiscally responsible 2018-19 school budget maintains all academic programs and includes no staff layoffs. This is thanks in part to several teacher retirements and the reduction of the number of elementary sections. Despite this reduction, class sizes will remain low.
Three unopposed candidates were elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms effective July 1, 2018:
Elizabeth Poleto, Incumbent (469), Stephanie Fitch (470) and Matthew Flowers, Jr. (480).
“Thank you to the Troy City School District residents who came out in support of our proposed budget and Board of Education candidates,” said Superintendent John Carmello. “This year has proven to be the most difficult one in recent past for budget development, but we are confident this budget will allow us to uphold our commitment to continuing the positive trend of improved student outcomes throughout the District.”
“Thank you to everyone for their support of our 2018-2019 budget,” said Board of Education Vice President and Acting President Tom Mayo. “Thank you to the Board of Education and the Troy CSD administrators for their hard work in developing these plans. Congratulations to Elizabeth Poleto on her re-election to the Board and warm welcome to new Board members Stephanie Fitch and Matthew Flowers, Jr.”