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South Glens Falls Central School District budget approved by voters

May 16, 2017

Budget news iconOn Tuesday, May 16, South Glens Falls Central School District residents voted to approve the district’s 2017-18 proposed budget with 721 voting in favor and 167 voting against it. The $57,842,074 million budget carries a 2.21 percent spending increase over the current year’s budget, and a 2.85 percent increase in the tax levy.

The tax levy increase is below the limit set by New York’s tax levy cap law.

“We appreciate all of our community members who took time out of their day to vote,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton. “Community engagement is a key part of a successful school system, and we are thankful for the support our community showed us today.”

Voters also approved a $ $555,194 proposition to purchase four 65-passenger school buses and one 29-passenger bus with wheelchair option, with 694 voting in favor and 195 voting against it. Proposition to purchase two 72-passenger school buses with compartment, two 65-passenger school buses, one 30-passenger bus and one seven-passenger Chevrolet Tahoe.

In addition, three candidates were elected to the board of education. The candidates who were elected are: Christine M. Dawson, Ph.D. (681 votes); William J. Elder (705 votes); and Lisa M. Hogan (703 votes).

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