Dryden Central School’s proposed 2008-2009 budget passed with 708 voting yes and 339 voting no. Also approved were resolutions for the purchase of new school buses, repairs for the roof of Dryden Elementary and an EXCEL aid project totaling $356,000.
There were four board positions open. Chris Gibbons, Karin LaMotte and newcomer Jennifer Davis were elected to the three-year seats while incumbent Kathy Zahler was elected to the one-year term. The short term is former board member Jeff Bradley’s seat, who resigned earlier this spring.
The $32.05 million budget had a tax levy increase of 0.059 percent despite a budget-to-budget increase of 6.28 percent.