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Local School Budgets, Board of Education Candidates on Ballot May 21

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May 20, 2024

By Rick Pezzullo—

Voters in the region will be heading to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to weigh-in on annual budgets being presented by local school districts, as well as candidates running for Board of Education seats.

School taxes represent about two-thirds of a property owner’s annual tax bill.

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The following is a summary of what each district in the coverage area is proposing, the Board of Education hopefuls and where and when residents can cast their votes.


Budget: $84.29 million (includes additional support in special education, math, literacy, social studies and a girls flag football team).

Spending Increase: 2.9%

Tax Levy Increase: 3.27%

Board of Education: (one seat) Trustee Vikas Agrawal, Michelle Spiniello

Voting: Ardsley High School 6 to 10 a.m., 2 to 9 p.m.

Dobbs Ferry

Budget: $57.59 million

Spending Increase: 4.2%

Tax Levy Increase: 4.28%

Board of Education: (two seats) Vice President Brooke Bass, Trustee Penny Sullivan-Nunes

Voting: Dobbs Ferry High School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Budget: $59.6 million

Spending Increase: 3.5%

Tax Levy Increase: 3.2%

Board of Education: (three seats) President Alexander Dal Piaz, Vice President Doreen Bucher, David Barone, Catherine DiMartino

Voting: Hastings High School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Budget: $76 million

Spending Increase: 4.1%

Tax Levy: 1.9% decrease

Board of Education: (two seats) 1st Vice President Susan Brunenavs, 2nd Vice President Beth Propper

Voting: Main St. School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pocantico Hills

Budget: $31.7 million

Spending Increase: 3.69%

Tax Levy Increase: 1.79%

Board of Education: (one seat) Trustee Brian Geary, Scott Graves

Voting: Pocantico Hills School Gym 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow

Budget: $97.6 million (includes two capital projects: renovation of two middle school science classrooms and door safety upgrades at middle school and high school).

Spending Increase: 4.4%

Tax Levy: Mt. Pleasant 4.9% increase ($734 average homeowner), Greenburgh 1.9% decrease ($304 average homeowner)

Board of Education: (three seats) President Michelle DeFilippis, Vice President Cecelia Gordon, Trustee Krista Barron

Voting: W.L. Morse School Café and Washington Irving School Auditorium 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.





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