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School votes are coming up May 17

FINGER LAKES--Residents across the state will be asked on May 17 to go to their local school district and vote on not only who will serve on the school board but also on a number of different propositions and the school's budget for 2022-2023.
In Dundee, there will be three openings on the school board with three listed candidates to fill them. On the ballot are John Antes, Brad Cole and incumbent John Frederick.
There is a meet the candidates night, Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m.
Four propositions will also go before voters, the first of which is a proposed budget in the amount of $20,236,136 for the 2022-2023 school year. The second proposition asks for up to $64,351 for school fitness equipment while the third asks for permission to use funds from the 2019 bus purchase reserve to purchase two transportation vehicles. Finally, the fourth proposition is to enter into a contract for educational services with the Dundee Library at a cost of $168,000. This marks a $5,000 increase over last year.
The vote is from noon to 8 p.m. at the Dundee Public Meeting Room, Tuesday, May 17. Additionally, there is a public budget hearing Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m.
In Penn Yan, four newcomers will be vying for only one available seat. The listed candidates will be Kenneth Kamholtz, Kelly Christensen, Brian Shriver and Kenneth Walker.
A meet the candidates night will be held Wednesday, May 4 at 5 p.m. online at https://meet.google.com/nka-jufg-wwu.
Voters will be asked to consider two propositions including the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year at $39,368,931 and the purchase of four transportation vehicles at a cost not to exceed $450,000.
A public budget hearing will be held Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Penn Yan Elementary School Cafeteria and voting takes place from noon to 8 p.m. at the Penn Yan Academy Gym on May 17.
In Hammondsport, there will be one candidate, William Goodrich, for one open seat. The first proposition will be for the $15,470,634 budget. Voters will also be asked to consider the purchase of two buses.
A public hearing on the budget and meet the candidates will be conducted May 3 at 6 p.m.
In Watkins Glen, four candidates will be running for three open school board seats. This includes two three-year terms and one one-year term. Incumbents Theresa Butler and Craig Bianco will face Brittany Oliver and Keith Caslin.
Voters will also be asked to vote on two propositions, the first asks for approval of the proposed budget of $28,574,037. The second proposition asks for permission to lease four buses at a cost not to exceed $87,000 per year for a maximum of five years.
There is a public hearing in the high school library on May 3 at 5:30 p.m., while voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. in the board of education room.
Odessa-Montour will have two vacancies on the school board to be filled in the election. Incumbents Karen Rock and William Shrout are on the ballot.
Voters will decide on the school budget of $18,452,087 and be asked about propositions including a three school bus purchase, transfer of a balance from one reserve to another and funding for the Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library and Montour Falls Memorial Library.
There is a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 in the high school auditorium and voting will be from noon to 8 p.m. on May 17 at H. A. Hanlon Elementary School.








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