Check North Country School Budget Results HerePosted: Updated: May 16, 2018 07:37 AM
School budgets passed at every single north country school district Tuesday as communities voted on spending for the upcoming year.
School board elections coincided with the budget votes. A handful of districts were faced with a problem of open school board seats with no one running to fill them. That was the case in Ogdensburg, Morristown and Sandy Creek.
In Ogdensburg, retiring 7th and 8th grade principal Pamela Luckie was elected to the district's school board by receiving 213 write-in votes. The school says she's accepted the position. Luckie's term on the board is for three years.
Two board seats were filled by write-in votes in Morristown. Tammy Ritchie received 61 write-in votes and Jeffrey LaJoy 44. They will serve three-year terms alongside David Young, who is the re-elected incumbent.
Heidi Metott was elected to a five-year term on Sandy Creek's school board by the way of 103 write-in votes. School officials said there were about 20 or so write-in candidates, most receiving single votes. Officials added Metott has accepted the position.
In Watertown, Beth Linderman, current president of the Watertown City School Board retained her seat by beating out Matthew Munoz, 389-201.
A list of voting results from the north country's school districts by county is below.
Alexandria Central: $13.5 million budget/ Below the tax cap/ PASSED 195-21/ Proposition PASSED to establish capital reserve fund/ Stephen Dreizler and Andrea Adsit elected to school board
Belleville-Henderson Central: $10.3 million budget/ Not over tax cap/ PASSED 290-12/ Proposition passed for area library funding/ Kristin Vaughn and Roger Eastman elected to school board
Carthage Central: $64.1 million/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 302-48/ Proposition for library funding passed/ Garry Schwartz and Anne Rohr elected to school board
General Brown Central: $22.8 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 358-65/ Propositions PASSED to purchase 4 school buses, establish capital reserve and increase annual taxes for Dexter Library by $5,000/ Kelly Milkowich, Daniel Dupee II and Jamie Lee elected to school board
Indian River Central: $88 million budget/ Did not exceed tax cap/ PASSED 350-32/ Shelly Eggleston and Thomas Lapp elected to school board
LaFargeville Central: $11.4 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 76-5/ Proposition PASSED to lift capital reserve from $1 million to $3 million/ Matt Timerman elected to school board
Lyme Central: $8.1 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 178-33/ Proposition PASSED for $61,500 funding to Lyme Free Library/ Scott Rickett elected to school board
Sackets Harbor Central: $8.7 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 106-18/ Propositions PASSED for school bus purchase and establish capital reserve/ Christine Allen elected to school board
South Jefferson Central: $34.3 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 213-54 / Propositions PASSED to purchase 7 school buses and $10,000 for funding for area libraries/ Todd Dack elected to school board
Thousand Islands Central: $23.3 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 252-50/ Propositions PASSED to purchase 4 school buses, boiler replacement capital project and $14,000 additional public library funding/ Erik Swenson, Brian Lantier, Carolyn Delaney and Sarah Riddoch elected to school board
Watertown City: $74.2 million/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 442-164/ Beth Linderman elected to school board
Beaver River Central: $16.8 million budget/ below tax cap/ PASSED 153-41/ Propositions PASSED to purchase 3 school buses and allow student ex-officio board member/ Brian LaChausse elected to school board
Copenhagen Central: $10.4 million budget/ PASSED 75-7/ Proposition PASSED for Head Start transportation/ Troy Buckley elected to school board
Harrisville Central: $10.7 million budget/ PASSED 107-53, Proposition PASSED to purchase 2 new buses / Devin Avallone and Heidi McIntosh elected to school board
Lowville Academy: $27.6 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 232-13, 1 void/ Propositions PASSED to purchase 3 school buses and Transportation of Head Start pupils/ Steven Lyndaker, Jeffery Hellinger, and Michael Judd elected to school board
South Lewis Central: $25.5 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 256-70/ Propositions PASSED to purchase 3 school buses and establish capital reserve not to exceed to $2.5 million/ Thomas Burmingham elected to school board
St. Lawrence County
Canton Central: $30.9 million budget/ Did not go over tax cap/ PASSED 284-60/ Propositions PASSED to purchase 3 new school buses and library funding/ All incumbents, no challenge for school board
Clifton-Fine Central: $10.8 million budget/ Does not go over tax cap/ PASSED/ Jeremy Thompson, John Perrault and Walter Todd elected to school board
Colton-Pierrepont Central: $10.6 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 121-28/ Alex Bonno and Cindy McLean elected to school board
Edwards-Knox Central: $15.6 million/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 120-15/ Proposition PASSED to purchase 3 school buses and purchase 1 passenger van/ Tom O'Brien and Bobbie Trudeau elected to school board
Gouverneur Central: $36.6 million/ At tax cap/ PASSED 392-203/ Nick Ormasen, Laurie Roberts and Laura Spicer elected to school board
Hammond Central: $7.7 million budget/ PASSED 126-32/ Proposition PASSED to increase public library funding/ William Billings III elected to school board
Heuvelton Central: $14.2 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 62-27/ Barbara Knauf elected to school board
Hermon-DeKalb Central: $10.7 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 146-14/ Proposition PASSED to purchase 2 school buses/ Kyle E. Besaw and Michael Robinson elected to school board
Lisbon Central: $14.1 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 184-59/ Scott Wilhelm and Blake Gendebien elected to school board
Madrid-Waddington Central: $16.8 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 157-21/ Propositions PASSED to purchase 2 school buses and capital outlay project/ Katheryn Logan, Gerald Molnar and Charles Grant elected to school board
Massena Central: $54.4 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 330-71/ Proposition PASSED for student ex-officio / Amber Baines elected to school board
Morristown Central: $10.8 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 121-32 / Proposition PASSED to fund Morristown Public Library / David Young, Tammy Ritchie (61 write-in votes) and Jeffrey LaJoy (44 write-in votes) elected to school board.
Norwood-Norfolk Central: $23.5 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 177-43/ Proposition PASSED for school bus purchase/
Ogdensburg Central: $45.2 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 364-171/ Proposition PASSED for $125,000 city library funding/ Pamela Luckie (213 write-in votes) elected to school board, accepted position
Parishville-Hopkinton: $11.4 million budget/ Below tax cap/ PASSED 177-49/ Proposition PASSED to purchase school bus/ Christina Snell and Ward Remington elected to school board
Potsdam Central: $33.4 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 391-75/ James Hubbard, Joshua Fiske and Diane Pickering elected to school board
St. Lawrence Central: $24 million budget/ At tax cap/ PASSED 193-25/ Proposition PASSED to purchase school bus/ Sarah Bowles and Bethany St. Hilaire elected to school board
Sandy Creek Central: $24.5 million budget/ PASSED 197-29/ Heidi Metott (101 write-in votes) elected to school board, accepted position