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District Residents Approve 2021-22 Budget

Marion Central School District residents overwhelmingly approved the District’s proposed 2021-22 budget on Tuesday.

The $21,090,290 budget, which included a tax levy increase of 1.59% and was listed as Proposition No. 1 on the ballot, passed by a margin of 250-58.

Residents also approved the purchase of three new, full-size passenger school buses at an estimated aggregate cost of $325,000 to be expended out of the Bus Capital Reserve Fund. The bus purchase, listed as Proposition No. 2 on the ballot, passed by a 254-54 margin.

Incumbent Michele Kuelling defeated challenger Daniel Hollebrandt 204-97 for a three-year Board of Education term that runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.