Warwick Valley Voters Approve 2020-2021 Budget


Warwick Valley Voters Approve 2020-2021 Budget

June 17, 2020

Budget Anticipates Reductions in State Foundation Aid, Maintains Programs

WARWICK, NY – Tuesday, June 17, 2020 – Voters approved the Warwick Valley Central School District’s $94.4 million budget proposal by a vote of 3,954 to 2,189 and elected three members to the District’s Board of Education. Additionally, the voters approved the bus referendum, which allows the District to purchase five buses passed by a 3,474 to 2,632 vote.


“The turnout for this vote was unprecedented. We had almost five times the number of voters compared to last year. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another community in our region with a higher voter turnout than Warwick,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Leach. “The uncertainty from the state on possible foundation aid cuts made creating a budget especially difficult this year, and we are thankful for everyone’s understanding of our need to take a conservative approach.”


 “The Board of Education thanks the Warwick community for its support of the 2020-2021 budget,” added Board of Education President Sharon Davis. “We look forward to continuing our pursuit of providing high-quality education to all of our students, even during these difficult economic times.”


Qualified voters in the District had the opportunity to mail-in and drop off ballots this year as the polls were closed because of the pandemic. 


Four candidates, including three incumbents, vied for three open board of education seats. Incumbents John Garcia, Robert Howe and Dory Masefield were re-elected.




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