Voters in the East Ramapo Central School District approved the $273 million budget for the 2021-22 academic year. 63 percent voted in favor of the plan, which brings no increase in taxes for the year without cutting any music, arts, athletics and extra-curricular programming and adds enhanced programming for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities.
Voters in the Suffern Central School District passed their budget with just over 73 percent approving the nearly $145 million spending plan. That comes with about a one percent increase in taxes. Proposition 2 passed easily, with 81 percent voting to let the district use reserve funds to fix roofs at Cherry Lane Elementary and Suffern Middle School and replace steam boilers at RP Connor Elementary School. Jennifer Hodge, Darrell Fraiser and Marlo Dickman each won three-year terms to the Board of Education.
Rockland’s other school districts vote next Tuesday.