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Voters approve 2020-21 budget; elect three board members

Filed in Archive, Budget News, District, District News by on June 16, 2020

Voters in the Bethlehem Central School District have approved a $103.5 million budget for the 2020-21 school year by a margin of 3,832 to 1,067, or approximately 78 percent in favor to 22 percent opposed.

Voters elected three members to the Board of Education from a slate of seven candidates. All three are current board members. They are: Holly Dellenbaugh. Meredith Moriarty and Christine Beck. Ballot totals can be found below:

  • Holly Dellenbaugh – 2,944 votes**
  • Meredith Moriarty – 2,727 votes**
  • Christine Beck – 2,316 votes**
  • Ryan Richman – 1,578 votes
  • John F. Queenan – 1,126 votes
  • Tricia Hertz – 871 votes
  • Kelly A. Magnuson – 736 votes

** The three elected members of the Board will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2020.

In addition, a bus purchase proposition, totaling approximately $1.2 million, passed by a vote of 3,359 to 1,520 or 69 percent in favor to 31 percent opposed. 

“The one thing we have been able to count on in this time of uncertainty has been the support of a community that values education and truly cares for its schools,” said Superintendent Jody Monroe. “This budget will provide us with the necessary tools to meet the many challenges of delivering quality education against the backdrop of the pandemic. We have a long road ahead of us but it helps us to know that the community recognizes the needs of students as we prepare for the 2020-21 school year.”