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GHENT — In all six school districts in the county, registered voters liked what they saw and gave large margins of support to annual school district spending.

Voters in some districts adopted propositions to purchase items such as school buses or fund capital improvements. Those choices too won easily.

The districts also held school board elections. The top voter-getters in districts with a races won seats on the board.

CHATHAM

Proposed budget $34,372,292

*Yes 321

No 116

School board (3 seats/3 year terms)

*Marianne Pierro 352

*Dawn Friedman 357

*Matthew Fisch 332

Proposition #2

Shall a student be allowed to serve as an “Ex Officio” non-voting member on the board?

*Yes 378

No 57

GERMANTOWN

Proposed budget $ 17,289,023

*Yes 179

No 96

School board (2 seats/4 year terms)

*Teresa Repko 167

*David Rifenburgh 211

Cheryl Del Pozzo Kaszluga 71

HUDSON

Proposed budget $ 54,509,530

*Yes 258

No 84

School board (2 seats/3 year terms)

*Calvin Lewis 251

*Kjirsten Gustavson 266

ICHABOD CRANE

Proposed budget $ 48,587,624

*Yes 771

No 424

School board (3 seats/3 years)

Melissa Miller 524

John Chandler 503

*Christopher Scoville 537

*Megan Pelizza 567

*Kelly Firmbach 752

Proposition #2:

Bus Purchase not to exceed $545,729

*Yes 780

No 424

NEW LEBANON

Proposed budget $ 13,808,114

*Yes 208

No 59

School board (3 seats/2 for 3 years, 1 for 2 years)

*Sharon Powers 205

*Thom Rigg 189 (2 year term)

*Kyle Kuffel 192

Proposition #2

To purchase two – 66 passenger school buses at a cost not to exceed $310,372?

*Yes 216

No 52

TACONIC HILLS

Proposed budget $ 38,392,035

*Yes 557

No 119

School board (3 seats/ 2 for 5 years, 1 for 3 years)

*Ronald Morales 378

*Richard Viebrock 329

*Margaret Hallisey (write-in, 3 year term) 290

Joshua Loeffler (write-in) 136

16 additional write-in candidates received votes

Proposition #2

Purchase of school vehicles and buses

at a maximum aggregate cost of $251,000?

*Yes 507

No 163

Proposition #3

Purchase of zero emission buses

*Yes 427

No 255

Proposition #4

Capital improvement project –

charging infrastructure for zero emissions bus fleet

*Yes 432

No 251

Proposition #5

Amendment of capital reserve fund

*Yes 478

No 190

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