North Colonie Central School District budget approved by voters

May 18, 2021


On Tuesday, North Colonie Central School District voters approved the district’s proposed $124,977,067 budget for the 2021-22 school year by a margin of 1221 to 428; which is a 74% approval rate. Because the proposed tax levy increase of 1.39% or $1,223,551 meets the district’s allowable limit under the state’s property tax cap law, a simple majority vote (50% plus one vote) was needed to approve the budget.

Voters also elected Mary Nardolillo and Nicholas Comproski to serve five-year terms on the Board of Education starting July 1, 2021. The seats were not at large and candidates had to declare what seat they were running for at the time they picked up petitions. The open seat of current board member Mary Nardolillo (1353 votes) ran unopposed. The open seat of W. Ronald Von Dell had three candidates running: Mary Alber (551 votes), Nicholas Comproski (555 votes), and Fox Rifenberg-Stempel (428 votes).

“Many thanks to our North Colonie community for supporting this budget which will help us return from the pandemic stronger than ever. We appreciate and value the community’s commitment to education as a public good,” said Superintendent D. Joseph Corr.