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South Glens Falls Central School District budget approved by voters

May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17, South Glens Falls Central School District residents voted to approve the district’s 2016-17 proposed budget with 864 voting in favor and 239 voting against it. The $56,590,273 million budget carries a 2.83 percent spending increase over the current year’s budget, and a 1.4 percent increase in the tax levy.

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

“Thank you to our community members who came out 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.”

Voters also approved a $496,489 proposition to purchase four 65-passenger school buses and one 29-passenger bus with wheelchair option, with 853 voting in favor and 251 voting against it.

In addition, four candidates were elected to the board of education. The candidates who were elected are: Roger Fedele (676 votes); Jeffrey Riggi (648 votes); Nelson Charron (647 votes); and Thomas Kurtz (637 votes). Nicholas Heald received 567 votes and Robert Amberger received 465 votes.

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