Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District budget passes in 299-107 vote, levy to increase 3.15 percent
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:00 am

PARISHVILLE — The Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District budget passed by a 299-107 vote Tuesday night, approving a 3.15 percent tax increase for residents.

“We are pleased that the 2017-2018 budget and budget vote passed with a solid affirmative vote,” Superintendent Wayne Walbridge said. “This is a budget with no reductions in programs for students or in the number of staff members.”

The tax increase will raise $113,530 toward the budget, he said. The total amount to be raised by taxpayers is 3,713,984.

The PHCS budget this year is $11,304,405, an increase of $287,391 or 2.61 percent.

“The Parishville-Hopkinton community is student centered and we appreciate their support of our excellent academic and extracurricular programs,” Walbridge said.

The school will look to add an additional day of a BOCES tech position in preparation of the 1:1 Chromebooks computer program as part of the Smart Schools Bond Act. Students in K-12 are expected to receive Chromebooks this fall.

Voters approved the purchase of a new school bus as well by a 331-74 vote.

Amy Guiney and Jeff Yette were elected to the Board of Education with 270 and 183 votes respectively.

Ward Remington totaled 149 votes, Nicholas Gilbert 127 and Eric Alan received 37 votes in the BOE vote.