Capital reserve rejected, $84.2 million budget approved; Treves, De Angelis and Marrero elected to school board


Newly elected board trustees Will Treves, Jackie De Angelis and Natalie Marrero.

The proposed capital reserve was rejected Tuesday by Pelham school district voters and the $84.2 million budget was approved, while Will Treves, Jackie De Angelis and Natalie Marrero were elected to three-year terms on the board of education.

The budget, which will raise taxes by 1.95% and spending by 4.93%, received 1,570 yes votes and 707 no votes.

The capital reserve collected 893 yes votes and 1,387 no votes. The reserve would have allowed 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 have required voter approval.

Here are the vote totals for the six candidates on the ballot, with the top three winning terms as trustees that begin July 1:

  • Will Treves: 1,329
  • Jackie De Angelis: 1,251
  • Natalie Marrero: 1,205
  • Theresa Mohan: 1,091
  • Eileen Miller: 990
  • Paula Wood: 826

“I’d like to thank my fellow candidates, the community, and everyone for supporting me, in particular my wife,” said Treves.

“I’m very excited to help serve the Pelham community, and I thank everyone who ran,” said De Angelis.

“I’m looking forward to working with wonderful people on the board,” said Marrero.