Voters approve budget and bus purchases at Norwood-Norfolk Central; tie for third place in BOE vote between Dillon and Fetter
NORWOOD — The Norwood-Norfolk Central School budget passed with nearly a 90 percent approval, but a tie between two Board of Education candidates leaves the school somewhat in limbo.
School board candidates James Dillon and Karl Fetter each received 154 votes, NNCS Superintendent Jamie Cruikshank said.They tied for third place as Lisa Levinson received 189 votes and Jon Hunkins totals 180 votes.
The school has three seats open that are for three-year terms and one seat that is a one-year term.
“So, as you can see we cannot determine who will be in the one-year seat,” Cruikshank said. “By law, we will have to have a run-off to determine if Karl Fetter or James Dillon will serve in the three-year or one-year seat. More information will be forthcoming on that special election.”
Voters approved the budget by a 204-23 vote. A proposition to purchase buses was approved.
The school plans to buy two large buses, a small bus and possibly a van. The van, if purchased, would be used to bus students homeless students, small sports teams or activities and field trips.
“I am very pleased and humbled by the support shown by the Norwood-Norfolk community. It's obvious that this community supports education and our school. On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for this support and we will continue to work diligently for our children.