Board of Education adopts proposed 2024-25 school budget

During its regular meeting on March 25, the Mohonasen Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a proposed $67,825,000 budget for the 2024-25 school year.

The proposed spending plan represents an increase of $3.36 million, or 5.20%, over the current year. The district remains committed to providing a high-quality education and resources for all students.

Under this proposal, the tax levy would increase an estimated 1.84%, which is well below the district’s maximum allowable limit. Because the tax levy increase remains below the district’s allowable limit, as determined by the state’s tax “cap” formula, a simple majority of voters (50% + 1) is needed to pass the budget.

District residents will vote on the proposed 2024-25 school budget on Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Board of Education Election

On May 21, voters will elect three members to the Mohonasen Board of Education to serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2024. Interested candidates should contact the district clerk, Kate Barry, at 518.356.8210 to request a candidate petition, which must be completed and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.

Budget Hearing/Meet the BOE Candidates

All are welcome to attend the Meet the Candidates night that will be held on Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the high school LGI. The public budget hearing on the proposed 2024-25 budget will follow.

Can I vote early or by absentee ballot?

Absentee ballot voting is available. The new Early Mail Voter Act effective Jan. 1, 2024, also allows for early voting via mail without any reasons needed for voting early. You must fill out an application to vote by early voting or absentee ballot. There are separate applications for early voting and absentee ballots, but the application process and deadlines are the same for both.

To obtain an application or for more information, call the contact District Clerk Kate Barry at 518.356.8210.

If you would like a ballot mailed to you, your application must be received by 5 p.m. on May 14, 2024. If you plan to pick up your ballot, your application must be received by 5 p.m. on May 20, 2024. The completed ballot must be received by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2024.