North Colonie CSD Voters Approve 2023-24 Budget

On Tuesday, May 16, North Colonie residents approved the district’s $146.9 million budget for 2023-24 with 798 yes votes to 302 no votes.

Results were announced at the North Colonie Central Office shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m. The results show 72.55 percent of voters supported the budget.

The $146.9 million budget has a tax levy increase of 2.80 percent, below the allowable tax cap of 3.53%. The projected tax rate impact is 1.58% per updated information received from the assessor.

The district will set its final tax rate for the 2023-24 school year in August, based on final assessment figures as provided by the Town of Colonie.

Board of Education

In the Board of Education (BOE) election, each of the two candidates seeking five-year terms were elected. Melissa Veino received 1,045 yes votes and Michelle Dischiavo received 1,041 yes votes.

“We are pleased that the taxpayers of North Colonie voted to support the 2023-24 budget and our mission,” Superintendent Kathleen Skeals said. “Helping all students find and pursue their passions, giving them the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to pursue their passions, and showing them how their unique talents and gifts can contribute meaningfully to our society is as important as each of them walking across the stage at graduation.

“On behalf of the Board of Education, our staff, students, and families I’d like to thank the community for their ongoing support,” Superintendent Skeals added.



798  – Yes / 72.55%

302 – No / 27.45%


Two Seats:

Melissa Veino 1,045

Michelle Dischiavo 1,041