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HFCSD 2018-19 Budget Passes with Eighty Percent Approval

The Hoosick Falls Central School District 2018-2019 Budget was voted on and passed on Tuesday, May 15. Voters approved the budget by a vote of 393 yes votes to 95 no votes or 80 percent for the budget proposition. The bus proposition passed with 388 yes to 96 no votes, again with 80 percent approval.

Hoosick Falls Central School District (HFCSD) Superintendent Ken Facin stated, “Thank you to everyone who came out to vote on the 2018-19 budget. The district greatly appreciates the community’s support. We value the opportunity to continue to provide our students with a quality educational experience that challenges them both academically and with extracurricular programs.”

Said HFCSD Board of Education President Gregory Laurin, “Thank you to the district’s community for voting and showing their support for the 2018-2019 school budget. Each year, the Board of Education works to develop a budget that will both meet the needs of our students and recognizes the capacity of the community to support learning and growth-related opportunities for them.

“With the approval of this budget, we are fortunate to be able to hire a full-time School Resource Officer to improve the safety of our students and staff,” added Laurin.

“The board also welcomes Emily Marpe and Maggie Kinney as its newest members. I am confident both will do a great job in this role.”

The passed budget decreases the tax levy by 0.15 percent while still maintaining a high level of academics and support for students. It also adds the full-time School Resource Officer and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to assist school nurses with increased health needs of students.