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South Glens Falls Central School District budget approved by voters

May 20, 2014

On Tuesday, May 20, 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.

“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 $490,954 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.

Those elected to the board of education will be made public later today after all write-in votes are tallied. Because only two candidates ran for three open seats, there were many write-in candidates. Official results will be available on the district website.

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