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PUFSD seeks approval for $93.6 million budget; four candidates on ballot for two school board seats


Voting in the Pelham Union Free School District election was held Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pelham Middle School gym.

The school board has asked voters to approve a proposed $93.6 million budget  that boosts spending 2.88% in the year beginning July 1. The tax levy would rise 2.68%, which matches the state-set cap.

The following four candidates are running for two, three-year terms on the board of education (in the order they will appear on the ballot, with links to their campaign statements):

Also up for approval by voters is a ballot proposition to allow the replacement of the synthetic turf at the Glover Athletic Complex stadium. Funding for the field totaling $850,000 will come from a capital reserve that was established for the purpose of replacing the turf. The proposal will not increase taxes.

Some notes on voting from the school district:

  • Parking restrictions have been waived on Corlies Avenue.
  • Absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Absentee ballots may be deposited in the secure lockbox located in the lobby of PMS.
  • The annual Kids Vote for Kindergarten through fifth grade students will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the vestibule of the middle school main entrance.


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