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Port Byron Central School District Passes Budget for 2024-2025 School Year

The Port Byron Central School district is pleased to announce the successful passage of its budget for the 2024-2025 school year. The community came together to support the proposed budget, demonstrating a commitment to the continued excellence and improvement of our schools.

The approved budget, includes provisions for maintaining and enhancing educational programs, updating technology and infrastructure, and supporting extracurricular activities that are essential to a well-rounded student experience. The allocation of these funds reflects our dedication to providing high-quality education and ensuring the success of every student in our district.

Vote tallies are as follows:
Proposition 1: Shall the Board of Education of the Port Byron Central School District, Cayuga and Wayne Counties, New York be authorized to adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2024-2025 in the amount of $24,867,816.00 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District? 
Vote Tally: Yes: 195, No: 92

Proposition 2: Shall the Board of Education of the Port Byron Central School District be authorized to purchase and finance three (3) student transport vehicles, including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other costs incidental thereto, and expend a total sum not to exceed $450,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and said amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and, in anticipation of such tax, shall obligations of said School District, in the principal amount not to exceed $450,000, be issued?
Vote Tally: Yes: 191, No: 97

Proposition 3: Shall the Board of Education of the Port Byron Central School District, Cayuga and Wayne Counties, New York be authorized to increase the funding for the Port Byron Library by $4,000.00 bringing it from $101,147.00 to $105,147.00 for the 2024-2025 school year? 
Vote Tally: Yes: 210, No: 77

Proposition 4: To elect TWO (2) members of the Board of Education to 3-year terms commencing July 1, 2024, and expiring June 30, 2027, to fill the vacancies of the expiring terms of Melinda Quanbeck and Joseph Verdi. 
Vote Tally: Melinda Quanbeck – 220
                    Joseph Verdi - 223

"We are grateful to our community for their overwhelming support," said Mike Jorgensen, Superintendent of Port Byron Central School District.

"This budget will allow us to continue providing exceptional educational opportunities for our students and to implement necessary improvements that will benefit the entire district," 

The Board of Education and district administration extend their thanks to all voters, volunteers, and staff who participated in this process. Your engagement and dedication ensure that our schools remain a place where every student can thrive.

For more information about the budget and the approved propositions, please visit our website at