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2015-16 budget approved by voters

May 19, 2015

On Tuesday, May 19, South Glens Falls Central School District residents voted to approve the district’s 2015-16 proposed budget with 805 voting in favor and 273 voting against it. The $55,031,681 million budget carries a 1.66 percent spending increase over the current year’s budget, and a 2.41 percent increase in the tax levy.

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

“I’d like to thank everyone who came out to vote,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton. “Despite the difficult economic climate, South Glens Falls continues to strive to offer a high-quality education for all students, and support from our community is a key part of a successful school system.”

Voters also approved a $490,215 proposition to purchase four 65-passenger school buses and one 29-passenger bus with wheelchair option, with 805 voting in favor and 270 voting against it.

In addition, two candidates were elected to the board of education. The candidates who were elected are: Kevin Ostrander (693 votes) and John Farrell (616 votes). Robert Amberger received 500 votes.

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