Jamesville-DeWitt voters adopt 2023-24 school budget and elect 3 Board of Education candidates

Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District residents approved the $69.4 million budget for the 2023-24 school year on May 16. A total of 795 votes were cast, with the final tally being 537 yes votes and 258 no votes. 

A bus proposition for $663,532 also passed with 548 yes votes and 244 no votes. The proposition to establish a Capital Reserve Fund of $4 million was also passed with 571 yes votes and 225 no votes. Additionally, the proposition for funding the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville for $1,575,857 passed with 549 yes votes and 246 no votes. 

Voters elected the following three candidates to the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Board of Education for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2023. 

    • David Babikian (576 votes)
    • John Baxter  (531 votes)
    • George “Joe” Gross (564 votes)

The 2023-2024 tax levy increase of 2.96% is within the allowable tax levy limit as calculated under the state’s “tax cap” guidelines. Therefore, a simple majority was required for authorization. 

You can find more details about the budget on the district’s budget and finance page.