The Hancock Central School District thanks residents for their overwhelming support during the 2022-2023 Budget Vote on Tuesday at HCS.
“All five propositions on our ballot passed by margins of more than 2-to-1, which shows that our community continues to believe in HCSD’s vision to strive for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community,” Board
of Education President Terry Whitt said. “We truly appreciate those who took the time to vote on these important propositions that will help shape the futures of our most valuable assets – our students.”
Voters approved the Board to authorize the proposed 2022-2023 budgets for HCSD (116 yes votes-50 no votes) and the Louise Adelia Memorial Library (136-32), as well as the purchase of buses (116-51) and the establishment of two Capital Reserve Funds (construction, 119-48; transportation, 107-45).
“We are grateful for the residents who came out to vote Tuesday and are humbled by the support we receive from our community year after year,” HCSD Superintendent Terry Dougherty said. “Thank you, voters, for helping us uphold the Wildcat Pledge – to nurture and empower each learner’s unlimited capacity to become a responsible citizen with a promising future.”
HCSD residents also elected Gene Homer (134 votes), Todd Jacobs (131) and Cliff A. Johnston (100) to the Board of Education, as well as Gerald DaBrescia (132) and William Gross (136) to the Louise Adelia Read Memorial Library Board.