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Green Island residents vote to approve $7.6 million budget for the 2022-23 school year; two candidates elected to the Board of Education

May 17, 2022

On Tuesday, May 17, Green Island residents voted to approve a $7,575,413 proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year with 90 “yes” votes and 20 “no” votes, a 82% approval. The budget consists of a $51,692 decrease in spending compared to the current year’s budget and will include a 1.82% increase in the tax levy, which is within the district’s tax levy limit. 

The approved budget will continue to provide the foundation for students to succeed in their futures by meeting the needs of each student through the enhancement of current academic programs and expansion of social-emotional supports.

“A heartfelt thank you to our extended Heatly community for your continued support with the 2022-2023 school budget,” said Superintendent Kimberly Ross. “Even though we were challenged in navigating reduced state aid appropriations, we prioritized preserving all programs and services for all our learners. This approved budget for the upcoming school year ensures our students opportunities for academic excellence and the advancement of strong social-emotional supports.”  

Student Board Member Proposition

Residents also approved the establishment of an ex-officio non-voting student board member, by a vote of 96 (yes) to 16 (no). 

Board of Education Election

Green Island residents elected two individuals to the board of education. Candidates do not run for a specific seat on the board, as the two members with the highest number of votes are elected. The candidate with the highest vote tally will serve a three-year term of office, which will begin on July 1, 2022. The candidate with the second highest vote tally will serve a one-year term of office, which also begins on July 1, 2022. 

  • Kirsten Mason: 65 votes
    • Kirsten Mason (incumbent) was re-elected to serve a 3-year term.
  • Joseph Nolet: 64 votes
    • Joseph Nolet was elected to serve a 1-year term.

The remaining candidates received the following number of votes:

  • Carrie Becker: 39 votes
  • Mary Wilmot: 32 votes