School board certifies election results, says nothing about failure of capital reserve


Though they certified the results of the school district election, Pelham Board of Education trustees made no comment at their Wednesday meeting on the resounding rejection by voters of the proposed capital reserve during balloting a day earlier.

The reserve proposition received 893 yes votes and 1,387 no votes (38% to 58%). 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.

The board unanimously certified the results from the vote on the budget. The $84.2 million spending plan was adopted by voters Tuesday with 1,570 yes votes and 707 no votes. The budget will raise taxes by 1.95% and spending by 4.93%.

The board also certified the results of the school board election, in which Will Treves, Jackie De Angelis and Natalie Marrero won  three-terms as trustees from of a field of six. They will start in office on July 1.

Tenure was awarded by the board to district faculty members Christine Lavin, Garrett Johnson, Jennifer Kitay, Kristin Quintano, Jennifer Morovic, Gregory Lau, and John Sebalose.

The trustees recognized Pelham Memorial High School senior Eliana Herzog for being a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.