Voters approved the 2023-24 Canajoharie Central School District Budget

District voters approved the $25,284,083 Canajoharie Central School District budget for the 2023-24 school year on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by a vote of 165 to 68.  

Residents also voted for a school bus proposition (194 yes and 39 no) and voted to use up to $160,000 from the equipment reserve fund to purchase a lawn mower, classroom furniture and technology lab equipment (180 yes and 53 no). Voters also approved a request to reestablish the Continued Capital Reserve Fund by a vote of 177 to 56. 

Lauri Broady was elected to the district’s board of education to a five year term running July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028. 

The voting breakdown was as follows:

  • Lauri Broady –  125
  • Christopher Fatta –  90

This budget represents a spending increase of 8.32 percent and carries a 1.64 percent property tax levy increase. 

“Our deepest thanks to everyone who took the time to come out to vote. As always, the Canajoharie Central School District community has seen the importance of our educational value and the excellent opportunities we offer our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Nick Fitzgerald. 

The budget will allow the district to retain three academic intervention services teachers for each level to help students who still may be struggling with coming back from the pandemic, secure additional counseling services for our students, add a part-time music teacher to enhance music and technology electives, and continue a full-time English as a New Language teacher to help students who speak another language other than English.

For the 2023-24 school year, the Canajoharie Central School District will be running a teacher residency program to allow two teachers to participate in internships, write curriculum, mirror students, and bring new and innovative ideas to help transform instruction. The residency program will also help set up our student internships that will be connected to our High School Academies when we roll those out in 2024-25.