ALBION, N.Y. - Albion Central School District residents voted on Tuesday, May 17 to pass the 2022-2023 budget and to elect two members to the Board of Education.

All four budget propositions passed. Wayne Wadhams and write-in candidate Ocie Bennett, Jr. were elected to fill two vacant board seats. Voting for the board positions broke down to 394 for Wadhams, 347 for Bennett, 156 for Kevin Doherty and two write-in votes for Geno Allport.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and vote today,” said Superintendent of Schools Mickey Edwards. “Support from the community is vital to continuing the success of our students and staff here at Albion. We look forward to another great year ahead with the passing of the 2022-2023 budget.”

The 2022-2023 school budget passed by a margin of 406-98, the bus purchase 427-72, the Hoag Library budget 380-124  and the establishment and proposed initial funding and the utilization of a new capital improvement reserve fund 394-106.The total budget comes in at $38,298,690 with no tax increase for district residents, marking the 14th time in the past 16 years that the tax levy has either decreased or remained the same.

The two board electees will begin their five-year term this July.