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South Glens Falls Central School District Board of Education members announced

May 21, 2014

Three individuals were elected to the South Glens Falls Central School District Board of Education during the May 20 school budget and board of education vote.

The following candidates were elected: William Elder (980 votes), Grace M. Davison (930 votes) and Lisa Hogan (381 votes).

Elder and Davison are board incumbents who ran for reelection. Hogan was elected as a result of a write-in campaign.

The district did not receive any candidate petitions for the third available board seat. Therefore, the qualified resident who received the most valid write-in votes won the seat.

“I am looking forward to continuing our ongoing work to educate and improve the lives of our students,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton. “Congratulations to our elected candidates.”

The newly elected board of education members will serve three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2014. The board of education members are volunteers.

In addition to the board of education vote, South Glens Falls Central School District residents voted to approve the district’s 2014-15 proposed budget with 935 voting in favor and 275 voting against it. The $54,131,958 million budget carries a 2.03 percent spending increase over the current year and a 2.52 percent increase in the tax levy.

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

Voters also approved a $490,954 proposition to purchase four 65-passenger school buses, one 29-passenger bus and one pick-up truck, with 855 voting in favor and 357 voting against it.

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