PAINTED POST | Voters overwhelmingly approved the budget proposal from Corning-Painted Post School District, with a vote of 753-345 Tuesday.

Total spending in the budget is $110,778,304, with a tax rate estimated at approximately $24.07 per thousand or $3,008.75 for a $125,000 home.

Superintendent Mike Ginalski, after hearing the results come in at the district office, said his reaction is the same as it has been every year he’s been in that job.

“Happy and relieved,” Ginalski said. “I’ve done this 11 times now, and it’s always the same feeling.”

Voters also welcomed a new member to the Board of education, with Kelley Batrowny of Corning receiving 863 votes -- more, actually, than the incumbents on the ballot for re-election. Batrowny, Kevin Ashton and Dr. Dale Wexell were running unopposed for three open seats.

Also approved by voters was a $627,000 bond for replacement of buses and vans, 805-308.

Turnout was low, with 1131 votes cast out of 20,638 registered voters -- 5.5 percent.

Ginalski said the positive results on the budget vote were the result of good work by a number of people.

“I really have to commend the leadership of the board and the work of my team in putting this budget together,” he said.

Voters also approved a slight increase in the tax levy to support the Southeast Steuben County Library.

The $818,184 proposed levy, an increase of 1.84 percent from a year ago, passed by a vote of 691-416.

Also approved Tuesday was the $38,153,311 Bath Central School District budget proposal, 378-117.

That budget plan is expected to leave tax rates flat, though district officials can’t be sure until property revaluation is completed in the Town of Bath and tax rolls are collated by the county.

Voters in the Bath district also approved a $355,050 proposal for the purchase of three school buses.

In Addison, the school budget passed 152-75. The proposal includes total spending of $29,843,649, up 1.4 percent from the current year, and a 1 percent tax levy increase.

District officials in Addison projected actual tax rates will likely fall under the proposal, to $17.80 per $1,000, down from $17.90 in the current year.

In the Campbell-Savona Central School District, voters passed a $22,239,488 budget proposal by a vote of 152-63.

The plan increases total spending by 0.92 percent, and includes a 1.51 percent increase in the tax levy. Officials are facing the same uncertainty from the Town of Bath revaluation, and aren’t speculating yet on effective tax rates.

Voters also approved the creation of a capital reserve fund in the district.

They did, however reject an increase in the tax levy to support the Savona Free Library.

The proposal, which called for $55,200 for the library, up $2,900 from last year, was defeated 103-109. [Ed. note: The amount of the library levy in this story was originally incorrect based on mistaken information from district officials]

Going further afield:

• Watkins Glen CSD voters approved their $27,047,750 budget proposition by a vote of 207-36.

• Hammondsport Central School voters approved the district’s $14,365,769 budget proposal with a vote of 167-29.

• Odessa Montour CSD’s $16,848,901 budget passed with a vote of 215-42.

• Arkport Central School District voters approved the district’s $10,895,722 budget plan with a vote of 168-40.

• Canisteo-Greenwood district voters passed a $23,562,636 budget with a vote of 294-80; they also gave the OK for a $14,829,839 capital project, 270-103.

• Jasper-Troupsburg Central School District’s budget, calling for $11,963,051 in spending, was approved 225-35.