Gouverneur Central budget approved, BOE seats filled

Gouverneur Central budget approved, BOE seats filled
by Jessyca Cardinell
Many throughout the Gouverneur community were able to cast their vote in the annual Gouverneur Central School District budget vote, held in the high school auditorium on Tuesday, May 16.
Lauren French, superintendent of schools, was pleased to announce that the budget for the 2017-2018 school year was approvedwith 219 voting yes and 52 voting against the budget. Voting was light here as it was in many school districts across the region yesterday.
All three board of education candidates on the ballot were elected by the community. David Fenlong (236 votes) will continue as a boardmember. Newcomers James Delity (207 votes) and Roland Roderick (188 votes) will become members, effective July 1, 2017, the start of the new school year. They willreplace Jeremy Bartholomew and Clark Porter, whose terms on the board are ending.
“In reviewing the responses collected from the exit poll, many complimented the board of education for its fiscal responsibility, the wide variety in programs we continue to support and the professionalism of all our employees. Final positive comments related to the satisfaction with the Capital Project. Thank you all for your support. We will continue our initiatives to deliver the promise of a brighter future for our students and our community. We are very pleased to see the voter support,” said Mrs. French.