DON’T FORGET TO VOTE: $84.2 million budget, capital reserve proposal and six candidates for three board seats on ballot

The Pelham school district election will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday in the Pelham Middle School gym. Residents will vote on the $84.2 million proposed budget, the capital reserve proposition and to elect three trustees to the school board.

The proposed budget would raise taxes by 1.95%, which is equal to the state-set cap on increases, according to the district. Spending would rise 4.93% compared to this year’s budget.

If approved, the capital reserve would allow the school board to set aside budget surpluses of up to $10 million over 10 years for improvements and repairs to buildings and facilities. Projects funded from the reserve would require voter approval.

The district made these documents regarding the budget and capital reserve available:

There are six candidates running for three, three-year terms on the board of education. They will be listed on the ballot as follows, based on lots drawn by District Clerk Pauline Davies (links are to the candidate’s statements):