Members of the Rye Neck Union Free School District voted to approve the 2020-2021 school budget, which keeps the district under the New York State tax levy cap for the ninth consecutive year. The $44.5 million budget was approved by a vote of 1305 to 612, a 2.13 to 1 passage rate.  

“We are grateful to our community for its support in allowing us to continue to make an important investment in our schools and students’ future,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Ferraro said.  “Our school budget illustrates the district’s commitment to ensure all students have access to a top-notch quality of education and comprehensive, student-focused instructional programs.  It also preserves K-12 art and music programs, as well as athletic and extracurricular activities.”

The approved plan includes new debt service funding for the 2018 community-approved capital project collaborative science center and middle school gymnasium.  The budget also preserves enrichment opportunities, addresses enrollment and programmatic-driven staffing needs, and continues cutting-edge, research-based learning initiatives for students and staff.

Aside from passing the budget, voters elected two members of the community to serve on the Board of Education, including Jennifer Rubin who was re-elected and Devina O’Reilly who was newly elected to serve her first term on the Board.