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Dec 12, 2017
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Budget Information

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BH-BL 2016-17 budget passes

On Tuesday, May 17 BH-BL residents approved the 2016-17 school budget by a vote of 1342 to 424 with a margin of 76 percent.

Residents also elected Patrick Ziegler and incumbent Jennifer Longtin to serve on the board of education for the next three years. The results are as follows: Jennifer Longtin with 891 votes, John Kelch with 533 votes, Patrick Ziegler with 942 votes, and Lee-Ann Mertzlufft with 830 votes. Thank you for voting!

 

BH-BL Election and budget results for 2015-16 school year

BH-BL residents approved the 2015-16 school budget by a vote of 1182 to 456 with a margin of 72 percent.

They also approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1265 to 374 and proposition #3 (appointment of an ex officio student member to the board) by a vote of 1205 to 424.

Residents also re-elected incumbents Jennifer Bradt (1281) and James Maughan (1139) to the board for three-year terms. There were also 156 write-in votes.

 

BH-BL Election Results for 2014-15 School Year

Budget, Bus and Land Purchase Propositions pass

BH-BL residents approved the 2014-15 school budget of $60 million by a vote of 1620 to 587 with a passing margin of 73 percent at the district election on May 20.

They also approved proposition #2 (to purchase land adjacent to the high school using previously approved funds from the renovations referendum) by a vote of 1702 to 504.

The bus purchase proposition also passed by a vote of 1766 to 443.

Residents also elected Peter Sawyer, incumbent John Blowers and Will Farmer to serve on the board of education for the next three years. The results are as follows:

  • Matthew Schultz with 997 votes;
  • Will Farmer with 1019 votes;
  • Joe Pericone with 833 votes;
  • John Kelch with 595 votes;
  • Peter Sawyer with 1250 votes; and
  • John Blowers with 1061 votes.

 

BH-BL Election Results for 2013-14 School Year

Budget and Bus Propositions pass

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake residents approved the proposed 2013-14 school budget of $59.0 million by a passing percentage of 64 percent at the district election on May 21, 2013.

A proposition to borrow up to $450,000 to purchase seven school buses was also approved.

Board of Education incumbent Lee-Ann Mertzlufft and challenger Jennifer Longtin were elected to the two open Board of Education seats. Incumbent William Farmer was defeated.

Here are the official voting results:

  • 2013-14 Budget of $59,016,106:
    1,435 votes for
    824 votes against
  • Proposition to replace seven school buses for up to $450,000:
    1,554 votes for
    704 votes against
  • Candidates for two seats on the Board of Education:
    Jennifer Longtin 1,282 votes. Elected to a three-year term of office.
    Lee-Ann Mertzlufft 1,292 votes. Elected to a three-year term of office.
    William Farmer 1,250 votes. Not elected.

 

There were a total of 2,264 residents voting, including 44 who voted by absentee ballot.

In the last five years, turnout for the annual budget vote has ranged from 2,227 to 3,063 voters. The highest ever voter turnout at BH-BL was 3,131 voters in 2003.