B-P residents approve budget, buses

By a vote of 371 to 93, residents of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District approved a $38,760,750 budget for the 2021-22 school year. The approved budget calls for a 7.98% spending increase from the 2020-21 school year and no increase to the district’s tax levy.

District residents also approved (366 to 95) a proposition that will allow Broadalbin-Perth to purchase two 66-passenger school buses, one 30-passenger wheelchair-enabled bus, and one 41-passenger bus. The state will pay for approximately 80% of the cost of the purchase, and there is no tax increase associated with the bus purchase.

Residents also voted to fill one seat on the Broadalbin-Perth Board of Education. Incumbent Ryan. Crane, who was running unopposed for re-election, received 406 votes.