Voters approve 2024-25 school budget; elect 3 board members

On May 21, Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District voters approved the district’s proposed $71.4 million spending plan for the 2024-25 school year. It carries a 1.82% tax levy increase and increased spending of 2.77% compared to the current school year.

Voters approved the budget 751 to 339.

“We appreciate everyone who took the time to make it to the polls today,” said Superintendent Peter Smith. “We worked to develop a budget proposal that maintained all student programming and supports while remaining sensitive to the impact on taxpayers. Thank you for supporting the district as we continue to follow our strategic plan. We’re looking forward to another great year ahead.”

In addition to the budget proposal, the ballot included three other propositions and the board of education election.

Bus purchase

Purchasing four new school buses at a total cost not to exceed $684,357:

751 yes; 342 no

Library funding

Funding the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville for $1,612,518:

769 yes; 326 no 

Student board member 

Continue the practice of including a non-voting student member on the board of education:

933 yes; 162 no

Board of Education election results 

Voters elected the following three candidates to the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Board of Education for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2024.

    • Lynn Cortese (769 votes)
    • Jalal Zoghby (821 votes)
    • Carolyn Scott (158 votes)