Voters approve budget, elect three board members
Residents of the Bethlehem Central School District have approved a $106.7 million budget for the 2023-24 school year by a margin of 2,173 to 586, or approximately 79% in favor to 21% opposed.
Voters also elected three candidates to serve on the Bethlehem Central Board of Education. They are: Holly Dellenbaugh, Meredith Moriarty and Ewan McNay. There were four candidates on the ballot:
- Christine Beck received 1,412 votes
- Ewan McNay received 1,446 votes*
- Holly Dellenbaugh received 1,989 votes*
- Meredith Moriarty received 1,903 votes*
*Holly Dellenbaugh, Meredith Moriarty and Ewan McNay have been elected to serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2023. Dellenbaugh and Moriarty currently serve on the Board. It will be McNay’s first term as a board member.
A bus proposition was also approved by district voters:
- Bus purchase proposition (76% approval – 2,083 yes; 660 no)
“Our mission as a school district is to help all students reach their potential in the areas of academics, character, community and wellness,” said Superintendent Monroe. “Passage of this budget will help us deliver on that mission by maintaining small class sizes that are integral to academic success and by prioritizing the social-emotional well-being of our students.”
A total of 2,770 residents participated in today’s vote. Tonight’s results are unofficial. Vote totals will be certified on Wednesday, May 17.