Three North Hudson municipalities will hold three school board elections and three budgets on the ballot.
Voters will go to the polls in North Bergen, Weehawken, and West New York to vote for school board trustees for their respective districts, as well as to approve the budgets for the 2022-2023 school year.
Election Day is April 19, and polls will be open from 2 to 8 p.m.
North Bergen and Weehawken
The Board of Education slates in North Bergen and Weehawken are running unopposed, according to the Hudson County Clerk’s Office.
North Bergen incumbents, including President Luis Rabelo, Trustee Sai Rao, and Trustee Patricia Bartoli, are running unopposed for another three-year term on the “Our Children First” slate.
Also on the ballot in North Bergen is a $175,924,079 budget for the 2022-2023 school year which features a two percent tax increase for property owners as a result of the local tax levy increasing from $52.1 million to $53.1 million.
In Weehawken, incumbent Trustee Julian Brian Mera as well as Ildefonso Acosta and Marissa Dennis are running unopposed on the “Continue the Progress” ticket, seeking three years on the board.
Voters will also make a decision on the budget for the upcoming school year which totals $35,240,891 and includes a two percent tax levy increase from $23.5 million to $24 million.
West New York
In West New York, the incumbent slate of trustees is battling a full slate.
Incumbents Jonathan Castaneda, Ana Sanchez and Douglas Velasquez are running on the “Your Children’s Future” ticket. They face a challenge for the three year seats by the “Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Future” slate of Dorinne Auriemma, Vipul Parekh and Jose Valdez.
Voters will also determine whether to approve a $171,100,853 budget with no proposed increase to the local tax levy.
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