Wallkill budget, proposition easily passed

Incumbents Palen, LoCicero re-elected

Rick Remsnyder
Posted 5/17/22

    The Wallkill School District’s $81.71 million budget and a $43.8 million capital project were easily approved by district voters Tuesday.

     The budget for …

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Wallkill budget, proposition easily passed

Incumbents Palen, LoCicero re-elected

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    The Wallkill School District’s $81.71 million budget and a $43.8 million capital project were easily approved by district voters Tuesday.

     The budget for 2022-23 was passed by a 658-214 margin. It represented a 2.99 percent increase of $2.37 million.

      The $43.8 million capital project also was approved by 660-206. The capital project uses $10.56 million from a reserve fund with the $33.24 million balance raised through an increase in the property tax levy.

     Wallkill Superintendent Kevin Castle was pleased with the outcome.

     “We really appreciate the support of the community,” Castle said. “We’re very excited for our learning community that both of these passed.”

     Three seats carrying three-year terms on the Board of Education were also up for grabs.

     Incumbents Dustin Palen (567) and Joseph LoCicero (537) were re-elected along with newcomer Ursula Petricek (520). Kathryn Bayer (364) and Clarence “Butch” VanLeuvan (302) were unsuccessful in their bids.

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