Budget vote is Tuesday, May 21

The 2024-25 school budget vote is Tuesday, May 21. Below are budget facts, a look at what else is on the ballot and information about voting for residents.

2024-25 Budget Snapshot

Proposed budget

$111,254,879

The proposed budget would maintain all existing student programming, staffing levels, and mental health support resources across all school district buildings. Click here to learn more about the school budget proposition.

Chart detailing what a yes vote means and a no vote means on the budget proposal

Proposed school tax levy

$72,547,830

School tax levy increase

$2,445,197 or 3.49%

Proposed budget increase

$6,288,033 or 5.99%

What else is on the ballot?

Capital Project Proposition

$15,400,00

The capital project proposal addresses critical aging infrastructure needs and safety and security upgrades at every school building. Click here to learn more about the capital project proposition.

Bus Bonding Proposition

$1,201,885

Chart detailing what a yes vote means and a no vote means on the bus purchasing proposition

Click here to learn more about the bus purchasing proposition.

3 Open Seats on the BOE

Voters will elect three members to serve on the F-M Board of Education. Eight candidates filed nominating petitions for the three available seats: Daniel Toolan, Anne Marie Voutsinas, Sarah R. Pinsky, Ann K. Bersani, Marissa Joy Mims, Daniel Seidberg, Gavin Goodwin, Christopher P. McKee. (Candidates’ names are listed in ballot order.) Click here to learn more about the candidates.

Ex Officio Student Board Member Proposition

Voters will decide whether the F-M Board of Education will continue the practice of including a non-voting student member. Click here to learn more about the ex officio student board member proposition.

Public Library Propositions

Fayetteville Free Library budget proposition: $2,043,278
Manlius Library budget proposition: $1,470,568

Click here to learn more about the library propositions.

Voter Information

When to vote

Tuesday, May 21 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where to vote

New Location: Wellwood Middle School, 700 S. Manlius Street, Fayetteville

Who can vote?

In order to be legally qualified to vote, individuals must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • A district resident for 30 days prior to the vote
  • At least 18 years old

Sample ballot language

Click here to view the actual wording of the propositions that voters will find on the May 21 ballot.