On May 16, Mayfield Central School District voters approved the district’s $21,170,058 budget proposal for the 2023-24 school year, elected one board of education member and approved the bus purchases, grounds maintenance equipment purchase, and the bus garage upgrades.
The budget proposition passed 225 to 75. Because Mayfield proposed a budget below the state’s allowable limit for increasing its tax levy, the budget required a simple majority vote for authorization.
“We want to thank everyone who took the time to come out and vote,” Superintendent Christopher Harper said. “Our schools are the heartbeat of our community, and voting is an important way residents show that they care about Mayfield students.”
Vanessa DiNitto was elected to another five year term on the seat on the Board of Education, 2023 to 2028. She will begin serving her five-year term July 1.
The ballot also asked residents to vote on three other propositions. The first, which would allow the district to purchase two (2) 66-passenger buses for approximately $312,000 to be paid from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund, passed 236 to 66. The second, which allows for the purchase of a Ventrac combination tractor/mower/snow blower for use in grounds maintenance for approximately $53,000 to be paid from the Capital Reserve Fund, passed 237 to 65. Third, refurbishment of an existing bus wash station at the district’s bus garage for approximately $34,000 to be paid from the Capital Reserve Fund, passed 235 to 67.
The district is eligible to be reimbursed for about 80% of the cost of the bus and Suburban through state school transportation aid. None of these propositions purchases will affect the 2022-23 school tax levy.
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