May News from Ballston Spa Central School District

Wellness Day 2023 in Ballston Spa May 13th
Join us for a Kids Color Run, Scotties Stampede 5k and Wellness Expo 2023

The Ballston Spa Central School District’s annual Wellness Day will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Wood Road Elementary School complex. The day begins with a FREE Kids Color Fun Run which starts at 8:15am. The Scotties Stampede 5k follows at 9:15am on a brand new course that starts and ends in the Wood Road bus loop. Runners and walkers are all invited and welcome to participate! Race registration for the Kids Color Run and the Scotties Stampede 5k can be found on the district website or  HERE

The Wellness Expo is offered from 8:30am -11:30am in the Wood Road Elementary School cafeteria/gymnasium. The Expo will once again offer information from community organizations, a free bike raffle, live demonstrations and plenty of great giveaways during the event. The goal is to bring the school community together for a fun-filled day and encourage students and families to participate in healthy and active lifestyles.

As in year’s past, proceeds from the event will support the district’s Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Please call The Office of Community Relations and Program Support at 518-884-7195 x1369 or contact Kelly Delaney-Elliott at for more information.


BSCSD 2023-24 Budget and Vote Information

The Ballston Spa CSD Board of Education approved the proposed 2023-24 school district budget at the April 19, 2023 meeting. The proposed 2023-2024 budget is $104,232,811 which represents a 5.7% increase in expenditures over the 2022-2023 budget. The projected tax levy to support the 2023-2024 budget is $58,016,479 – which represents a 3.1% increase over the 2022-2023 tax levy. The adopted budget supports all current programs in place and adds additional staff support for both academic programs, as well as for struggling and accelerated students.

The mandated School District Annual Budget Hearing is scheduled for May 3, 2023 at 6:30pm in the Ballston Spa High School Library. There are also two Community Budget Presentations being offered this spring for residents to learn more about the budget proposal. Interested voters are invited to attend on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at the Malta Community Center or on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Milton Community Center – both at 6:30pm.

If a resident of the school district meets the definition of a “qualified voter” but has not registered to vote, (s)he must register to be eligible to receive a ballot.  A qualified voter may register with the county by contacting the Saratoga County Board of Elections, or at the district’s registration day on May 9, 2023. 

Absentee ballots are available for voters who are unable to visit the polls on May 16, 2023. An application for the absentee ballot is available for pickup at the District Office or by calling (518)884-7195 x1320. Absentee ballots must be received no later than 5:00pm on May 16, 2022.  

There are three Board of Education seats up for election this year, commencing in July 2023.  Voters will select from the following candidates at the polls: Katie Whittemore, Julia Routbort Baskin and Matt Dreher.  A Candidates Information night will be held on May 8, 2023 at 6:30pm in the BSHS Library for area voters to learn more about the candidates.

District voters will also vote on three propositions on the ballot on May 16th. Proposition I is the School Budget proposal for the 2023-2024 school year in the amount of $104,232,811, the second is for School Vehicle Replacement in the amount of up to $965,000 to purchase and replace school buses and vehicles, and Proposition III is for the Ballston Spa Public Library in the amount of $62,102 towards the expense of operating the public library.

The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held on May 16, 2023 from 7:00am – 9:00pm. District residents vote at Ballston Spa High School (residents of the Towns of Ballston, Milton and Charlton) and the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta).  




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