It's spring, and as sure as warmer weather returns and flowers bloom, the Hudson City School District has proposed a budget for the coming school year that is more than this year's budget. Last Tuesday, a budget for 2022-2023 was recommended that is almost $2 million more than the current budget: $54,125,024 as opposed to $52,244,404--a 3.6 percent increase. The details of the proposed budget can be found here. A public hearing on the proposed budget, to take place in the Hudson High School library, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m. The vote on the budget takes place two weeks later, on Tuesday, May 17.
The day we vote on the school budget is also the day we vote for members of the school board. This year it appears there may be five vacancies on the seven-member board. The terms of four members of the board--Willette Jones, Mark DePace, Chuck Parmentier, and Lakia Walker--expire at the end of June 2022. Gossips has learned that Sage Carter resigned in March, before her term, which was to end in June 2023, expired. That leaves only two board members: Selha Graham and Lucinda Segar.
For those contemplating accepting the challenge and running for the school board, you have until 4:00 p.m. on April 27 to obtain at least 100 signatures on a nominating petition. Nominating petitions can be obtained by emailing or calling the District Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 518 828-4360, ext. 2101.
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