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2024-25 Annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections

2024-25 Annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections

The Board of Education approved the proposed 2024-2025 school district budget of $107,179,996 which represents a 2.8% increase in expenditures over the 2023-2024 budget. The projected tax levy to support the 2024-2025 budget is $60,420,920 - which represents a 4.1% increase over the 2023-2024 tax levy. The adopted budget implements a realignment of district programs to maximize support for both academic programs, as well as programs for struggling and accelerated students.

The School District Annual Budget Hearing is scheduled for May 8, 2024 at 6:15pm in the Ballston Spa High School Library. There are also three Community Budget Presentations being offered this spring for residents to learn more about the budget proposal. Interested voters are invited to attend on Monday, May 13, 2024 at the Ballston Town Hall, Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at the Malta Community Center or on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at the Milton Community Center – all at 6:30pm.

If a resident of the school district meets the definition of a “qualified voter” but has not registered to vote, (s)he must first register to be eligible to receive a ballot.  A qualified voter must register with the county by contacting the Saratoga County Board of Elections.

Absentee ballots are available for voters who are unable to visit the polls on May 21, 2024. An application for the absentee ballot is available for pickup at the District Office or by calling (518) 884-7195 x1320. Absentee ballots must be received no later than 5:00pm on May 21, 2024. 

There are two Board of Education seats up for election this year, commencing in July 2024.  Voters will select from the following candidates at the polls: Jason Fernau, Fabrizia Rodriguez and Tim Turbiak.  A Candidates Information night was held on May 7, 2024 at 6:30pm in the BSHS Library for area voters to learn more about the candidates. The evening was broadcast on the district's Youtube Channel at . A link to the recording is

District voters will also vote on four propositions on the ballot on May 21st. Proposition 1 is the School Budget proposal for the 2024-2025 school year in the amount of $107,179,996. Proposition 2 is for School Vehicle Replacement in the amount of up to $1,075,000 to purchase and replace school buses and vehicles. Proposition 3 allows the district to spend up to $595,000 to replace two bus lifts in the district’s Transportation Facility. Proposition 4 is for the Ballston Spa Public Library in the amount of $63,344 towards the expense of operating the public library.

The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held on May 21, 2024 from 7:00am – 9:00pm. District residents vote at Ballston Spa High School (residents of the Towns of Ballston, Milton and Charlton) and the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta). 

Please use the buttons below to access district financial information and information on the 2024-25 Board of Education candidates.

Financial Information

Board Members

May 2024 Budget Edition Newsletter

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