UTICA, NY-- Voters passed the $177.2 million budget for the Utica City School District, and a school board seat was decided by one vote.
Bruce Karam, the district superintendent, said the budget will use some of the funding for security improvements in the facilities including new cameras.
Karam added that there are no layoffs and a zero percent tax levy.
Of the six candidates running for the board of education, the unofficial results show incumbent Donald Dawes earning his seat back with 1,255 votes, Briana Moriarty edged out Joseph Hobika Jr. by one vote, 1,245-1,244 and Anthony LaPolla earned the most votes, receiving 1,335 ballots.
If the unofficial results confirm the above figures, LaPolla and Dawes will each win a five-year seat. Moriarty will earn the remaining three years of a seat vacated by a prior board member.
- Utica school board election comes down to one vote
- Utica School Board final election results
- New officers elected to Utica City School Board
- Utica school board addresses school safety
- Don Dawes seeking re-election to Utica Board of Education
- Utica School Board president announces run for 119th Assembly District
- James Paul announces candidacy for Utica City School Board
- Voters raise concerns at forum for Utica school board candidates
- Utica School Board talks next steps in Capital Project
- Local school budget, school board results