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Gates Chili voters approve 2020-21 budget, bus proposition, elect BOE members

Gates Chili Central School District voters approved the adopted 2020-21 budget and one proposition, in addition to filling three Board of Education seats.


Proposition 1 (2020-21 School Budget)

YES     2,340              60%

NO      1,558              40%


Proposition 2 (Bus Purchases)

YES    2,135              55%

NO      1,768             45%


Board of Education (3 seats*)

Catherine Coffee (incumbent)     2,810 

Robert Long                              2,558             

Jeffrey Pettenski (incumbent)     2,182             

Miriam Rivera                            1,496             

Raymond Banks (incumbent)      1,166             

*three highest receive three-year terms beginning July 1, 2020.


Thank you to all the Gates Chili community members who participated in the school budget vote and board election. For more information about the budget vote, visit