Residents of the Berlin Central School District approved the 2017-2018 proposed school budget of $20,127,758 Tuesday by a large majority.[private] Total votes for the budget with a tax levy increase 1.25%, were 251 Yes and 78 No.
There will be no changes on the Berlin School Board, with both incumbents Frank Zwack and Jim Willis taking the most votes. Willis received 224 votes, Zwack 213, and new comer Margaret Gutermuth-Swim closely following with 179 votes.
All three propositions also passed. Proposition #1, to allow a Berlin High School student to serve as a nonvoting member of the Board of Education was 235 yes and 94 no. Proposition #2 , to purchases a 66-passenger bus for not more than $120,000 was 285 yes and 73 no. And Proposition #3, a $100,000 project to make repairs at the Berlin Elementary School, was 249 yes and 82 no.
According to District Clerk Mary Grant, the total number of voters was 331v [/private]