UPDATED: School budgets pass in Canton, O'burg, Potsdam, N-N, P-H, Lisbon, SLC, H-D, Morristown, Hammond
Updated at 9 a.m. to include results for additional districts. Correction: An early version of this story included a link to the wrong capital project for Lisbon Central School. North Country Now regrests the error.
Taxpayers in each St. Lawrence County school district voted on school budgets and board members via mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The results for Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Norwood-Norfolk and Parishville schools are below.
For results from other schools, see story from WWNY-tv here.
CANTON — Canton Central voters approved a $31,032,033 budget for the 2020-21 school year by a vote of 1369 to 360, according to CCS Superintendent Ron Burke.
Other propositions passed included the bus proposition (1325-398) and the library proposition (1307-416), he said.
Winning seats on the school board were Danny Thomas, with 1288 votes; Patrick Hanss, with 1276 votes and Christina Martin with 464 votes.
For a more detailed look at the budget, see our earlier story here
POTSDAM — The $34 million Potsdam Central School 2020-21 budget passed 1252-465, according to PCS Superintendent Joann Chambers.
Voters also approved a bus proposition 1518 to 430.
Three incumbent on the PCS Board of Education members retained their seats. Keith Sapp garnered 1069 votes, Robert A. Brothers 956 votes and Christopher Cowen with 932 votes, Rounding out school board candidate voting was Lynzie Shulte with 843 votes and George Biffer with 679 votes.
To read more about the PCS school budget, see our earlier story here.
OGDENSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT
OGDENSBURG — Voters in the Ogdensburg school district approved the 2020-21 budget by a vote of 1194 to 706. according to Superintendent Kevin Kendall.
The budget was $47,200,000.
Winning two seats on the school board were Elizabeth Testani, with 755 and Connor Sutton, with 680.
Renee Grizzuto received 517 votes, James LaFave 374, Arlene Kiah 356, James McCarthy 345, David Rufa 344 and James Bell 324, officials said.
To read an earlier Ogdensburg story budget story, click here.
MASSENA -- Massena voters approved the $56.6 million school budget that raises taxes by 1.99 percent, but said not to establishing a Massena Library District.
The budget passed 1,573-91, while the library district was voted down 1,640 to 892.
Elected to five-year terms on the school board were Robert LeBlanc with 1,120 votes and Jodele Hammock with 1,066 votes.
Kristy Baker will serve a 1-year term, she revived 1,066 votes.
A proposition for a student ex-officio also passed 1,937 to 554.
NORWOOD — Norwood-Norfolk Central’s $24,574,114 2020-21 school budget was approved by voters 673 to 212, according to school officials.
Voters also approved a bus proposition 659 to 239, officials said.
Winning three-year seats on the school board were Marela Fiacoo, with 646 votes; Jonathan Hunkins, with 642 votes and Amy Lacroix, with 529 votes. Robert Barlow will serve a one-year term after receiving 507 votes.
For more about Norwood-Norfolk Central’s 2020-21 budget, see story here.
PARISHVILLE — Voters in the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District approved the 2020-21 school budget 495 to 205, according to school officials.
The budget was for $12,136,504.
A bus proposition was reportedly passed 516 to 185.
Winning seats on the school board were Janine Sullivan with 533 votes, and Thomas Morrison with 384.
MORRISTOWN — Voters in the Morristown Central School District approved the 2020-21 budget 397 to 179.
The budget is $11,015,458, according to school officials.
Voters also approved additional library spending of $16,451 by a vote of 368 to 211.
Lisa Newby won a three-year seat on the board, and Ruth-Anne Barkley was voted in to fill a vacated seat. Barkley’s term will last until June 30, 2022.
Also receiving votes were Mark Blanchard, with 232; Pollyann Demick, with 209; and Philip Barse, with 196. Receiving two write-in votes each were Herbert Holmes, David VanArnam, Michael Moore and Kenneth Moore. Receiving one write-in vote each was James Alborn, Thomas Reagan and Mary Anne Bailey.
LISBON — Lisbon Central School voters approved a proposed capital project and the 2020-21 budget.
The capital project was approved with 415 yes votes to 300 no votes, according to school officials.
The budget passed 473-241.
A bus proposition was approved by voters 413-302.
Andrew Randle was re-elected to the school board. She received 599 votes with 19 write-in votes for other people.
HAMMOND — The 2020-21 Hammond Central School budget passed.
Voters approved the budget 272-121, according to school officials.
The library proposition passed 261-128.
Winning seats on the school board were Allen Howie, with 235 votes and Viviana Wilmont, with 142 votes. There were five write-ins.
BRASHER FALLS -- Brasher Falls School District voters approved the budget 715-186.
Elected members to the school board include Sarah Ashley and incumbent Seth Belt.
HERMON - Hermon-DeKalb school district voters passed voted in favor of the spending plan 293-60.
Elected school board members include Heather Coller, Jaclyn TeRiele and Jordan Deleel.
MADRID -- Madrid-Waddington School District voters passed the budget 622-210 and a bus purchase proposition 631-202.
Elected to school board were Chistopher Pryce and Ryan Hayes.
CLIFTON -- Voters in Clifton-Fine Central School District voted 311-199 in favor the spending plan.
Russell Blackstone was elected to the school board.
COLTON -- Colton-Pierrepont School District voters approved a budget that raises taxes by 1.88 percent 445-136.
Elected to the school board were Sarah Hartmans and Tracy Hoose. Voters also approved a $100,000 funding repair service.
HEUVELTON -- Heuvalton Central School District voters approved the budget 352-115.
Michelle Mcgaw was elected to school board with 142 write-in votes.
EDWARDS -- Edwards-Knox Central School District voters approved the spending plan 487-102.
A bus purchase proposition passed 475-115.
Elected to the school board were Ashley LaPoint and Jennifer White.
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