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Gates Chili voters approve school budget for 2022-23 and propositions; Bailey, Muscato and Richards elected to BOE

Gates Chili Central School District voters approved the proposed budget for the 2022-23 school budget and three additional propositions, in addition to filling three Board of Education seats. 


Proposition 1 (2022-23 School Budget) pass

YES   869
NO     403


Proposition 2 (Bus Purchases) pass

YES   837
NO     436


Proposition 3 (Establish Capital Reserve Fund for Security pass Infrastructure) 

YES   911
NO     360


Proposition 4 (Use of Capital Reserve Funds for Technology Purchases) pass

YES   963
NO     314


Board of Education (3 seats*) 

Francis (Frank) Muscato (incumbent)            818
Dr. Christine Brown Richards (incumbent)     799
Michael A. Bailey (incumbent)                        776
Lynn M. Knauf                                                496
Cherie Stuhler                                                490
Robert E. Lee                                                 311
*Three highest receive three-year terms beginning July 1, 2022. 


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