Annual budget vote and Board of Education election on May 17

On Tuesday, March 17, Menands voters will have the opportunity to vote on the $10,821,622 proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year. Under the proposal, spending would increase by $545,987 over the current year. The increase is offset by significant revenue generated from Foundation Aid. Additionally, the budget proposal carries a tax levy increase of 2.9%, which is within the allowable levy cap. As a result, a simple majority (50% plus one vote) is needed for approval.

Voters were able to participate in a variety of budget workshops, as well as the budget hearing, which took place on Monday May 9. For information from the hearing, please refer to the Budget & Taxes section of our website.


Vote date: Tuesday, May 17

Polling location: Menands School, 19 Wards Lane

Vote time: Noon to 8 p.m.

Please note: Absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 to the District Clerk, Jeanne Mentiply. Any questions regarding absentee ballots, please contact her.


Also on the ballot are the following: 

  • Proposition to adjust the length of the Board of Education member term from five to four years
  • Proposition to establish a Capital Reserve Fund, which will allow the district to plan for future facility needs with a minimal local tax impact 
  • Voters will select two candidates for two open seats on the Board of Education 
  • Voters will decide on the Menands Public Library’s proposed budget of $148,343, reflecting no tax levy increase
  • Voters will select a candidate for the library’s Board of Trustees.  There is one vacancy, and Marci Murphy is the sole candidate