Heuvelton Voters Approve Budget


On Tuesday, May 21, voters in the Heuvelton Central School District voted to pass the proposed $18.2 million budget for the 2024-25 school year. With 71 yes votes, and only 23 no votes, the budget passed with 75.5% approval. 

The approved 2024-25 budget represents a $1,750,661, or 10.64% increase over the current budget. The increase will support the continuation of programs and positions added in response to the pandemic to best meet the needs of all students. 

In addition to the proposed budget, district residents were asked to elect two candidates for two seats on the Heuvelton Central School District Board of Education. The elected candidates were Matt Kearns, with 79 votes and incumbent, Christopher Riordan with 72 votes. 

"The Heuvelton community has a tradition of holding the education of children in high regard, and this year is no different,” said superintendent, Jesse Coburn. “The district is entrusted with the education and care of their children, and this budget provides the means to do so, for which we are grateful."

Also on the ballot was a proposition to levy and collect $40,000 in addition to the school district budget to fund the Heuvelton Free Library. This proposition passed with 76.8% approval from voters.