The budget anticipates $113.9 million in revenue, up from $107.8 million this year. The two school board seats went to the only two running, Peggy Bush, with 171, and Cynthia Struckle with one more vote than Bush.
And he says the school budget affects everyone, whether you have kids in the schools or not. Spending would increase by 1.62 percent.
"We have an active advocacy group and we will continue increasing our reach to increase state funding". Newcomers Glenn Niles and Kerry Cunningham both won board seats in an uncontested race.
One agenda item, addressing the open board member position, was however postponed until after two separate closed door Executive Sessions which were held at the end of the board meeting.
The school budget passed by an unofficial vote of 836-212.
On Tuesday night, the City Board of Directors discussed their support for local control of the Little Rock School District.
Residents did approve the purchase of a $120,000 school bus, 110 to 80, and re-elected board member Nanci Hurlburt, who ran unopposed.
The Falconer Central School District proposed a 2017-18 budget of $22,674,271 - a 17.07 percent increase from 200708.
Moselhi received 1,928 votes (4.2%).
On the bright side of the budget picture, Adams reported that 9.1 percent of the proposed budget, more than 9.1 percent, is funded through grants, despite a $200,000 decrease in the Kellogg Foundation grant through which the district has been expanding and enhancing early education efforts.
Spending for the district increased by about $1.1 million.
It was a year of minimal controversy over budgets, as no school districts in the area had budgets exceeding the state's tax cap, but 13 districts had budgets right at the tax cap.
In another indication of voter discontent in Putnam, incumbent school board member Gerald Gendron narrowly withstood a write-in challenge from Irving Cummings.
The State Board of Education has given no indication on when they would consider allowing a new school board to be elected.
Budgets were also overwhelming approved in western Putnam with Haldane and Garrison residents approving expenditures by margins of 3-1. The two school board seats are going to Timothy Hayes and Gillian Spencer, with 283 and 280 votes, respectively.
The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District's proposed $28.2 million school budget passed, 358-91. This will raise the tax levy increase by 2.89 percent, below the legal limit set by the state. Voters also approved the purchase of school buses and similar vehicles at a maximum cost of $380,000, with 151 voting in favor and 75 voting against.
Proposition 3, to create a capital reserve fund to finance construction projects for the general improvement, reconstruction or renovations to the district's buildings passed, 354-89.