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School budgets approved in all but one area school district

School budgets approved in all but one area school district

Voters in all but one local school district have given their approval to 2014-15 budget proposals.
School budgets approved in all but one area school district
Mary B. Mc Claine gets a ballot from Election Clerk Janet Linkinhoker at Schenectady High School during the budget and election vote on Tuesday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz

Voters in all but one local school district have given their approval to 2014-15 budget proposals.

A majority of voters in the Northville Central School District actually did approve a $10.56 million budget. But the 225-179 tally came up five votes shy of the 60 percent supermajority needed because the 3.8 percent tax levy increase surpassed the state-imposed tax cap.

Elsewhere throughout the region:

• In Albany County, North Colonie Central School District voters approved a $101.3 million budget with a 3.63 percent tax levy increase by a tally of 1,328-566.

• In the Guilderland Central School District, voters gave their OK to a $92.1 million budget that increases the tax levy by 1.94 percent by a count of 1,735-900.

• Albany City School District residents gave a thumbs up to a $221.8 million budget with a tax levy increase of 0.87 percent by a vote of 1,931-861.

• Voters in the Watervliet Central School District said yes to a $25 million budget with a 2.6 percent tax levy increase by a count of 222-100.

• Cohoes City School District residents voted 464-160 in favor of a $40 million budget with a tax levy increase of 0.69 percent.

• Voters in the South Colonie Central School District approved a $95.3 million budget with a 2.64 percent tax levy increase by a tally of 1,693-755.

• Voorheesville Central School District residents gave their approval to a $22.7 million budget with a 2.04 percent tax levy increase by a vote of 414-176.

• In Fulton County, Greater Johnstown School District voters approved, by a vote of 311-100, a $30.3 million budget that calls for a tax levy increase of 2.47 percent.

• Mayfield School District voters approved, 199 to 53, a $17.4 million budget that increases the tax levy 1.27 percent.

• Broadalbin-Perth Central School District residents approved, 464-223, a $31.5 million budget with a 2.14 percent tax levy increase.

• Gloversville Enlarged School District voters approved a $61.7 million budget with a 1.66 percent tax levy increase by a vote of 461-176.

• Wheelerville Union Free School voters approved a $4.6M budget by a vote of 60-38.

• In the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District, residents approved an $18.5 million budget with a 1 percent tax levy increase by a vote of 572-187.

• In Montgomery County, voters in the Greater Amsterdam School District approved a $63.3 million budget with a tax levy increase of 3.75 percent by a margin of 599-301.

• Residents of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District voted 494-279 in favor of a $24.9 million budget that carries a tax levy increase of 1.75 percent. Voters rejected, however, a $19.8 million capital project that would have included repairs and program improvements. The project actually received 462 yes votes to 327 no votes, but a 60 percent supermajority was required for passage.

• Canajoharie Central School District voters approved a $20.4 million budget that includes a 1.6 percent tax levy increase by a count of 559-388.

• Residents of the Fort Plain Central School District voted 235-52 in favor of a $18.8 million budget that increases the tax levy by 3 percent.

• Meanwhile, in Saratoga County, voters in the Schuylerville Central School District approved $32.78 million budget with a 1.3 percent tax levy increase by a margin of 699-179.

• South Glens Falls Central School District voters approved, by a vote of 931-275, a $54,131,958 million budget that carries a 2.52 percent increase in the tax levy.

• Voters in the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District approved, by a tally of 191-34, a $20.2 million that calls for a 1.46 percent tax levy increase.

• In the Ballston Spa Central School District, residents voted 66 percent to 34 percent in favor of a $84.2 million budget that carries a tax levy increase of 4.9 percent.

• Residents of the Shenendehowa Central School District voted 2,419-1,158 in favor of $160 million budget with a 1.89 percent tax levy increase.

• Voters in the Galway Central School District approved a $18.7 million budget with a 1.72 percent tax levy increase by a count of 393-157.

• In the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District, a $60.5 million budget with a 1.94 percent tax levy increase was approved, 1,620-587.

• In the Mechanicville Central School District, residents voted 462-206 in favor of a #22.1 million budget that increase the tax levy by 3.44 percent.

• Stillwater Central School District voters approved a $22.8 million budget with a 3.01 percent tax levy increase by a margin of 527-184.

• Saratoga Springs City School District voters gave their OK to a $116.43 million budget that calls for a 2.24 percent increase in the tax levy by a tally of 1,789-598.

• In Schoharie County, Schoharie Central School District voters approved a $21.7 million budget with a 1.53 percent tax levy increase by a vote of 380-238.

• In the Middleburgh Central School District, voters approved a $20.4 million budget with a 2.51 percent tax levy increase by a tally of 451-338.

• In the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District, a $37.6 million budget that increased the tax levy by 2.36 percent was approved by a vote of 684-252.

• In the Sharon Springs Central School Distict, voters approved an $8.9 million budget with a 0.7 percent increase in the tax levy by a tally of 152-21.

• In Schenectady County, voters in the Schalmont Central School District approved, 473-222, a $44.6 million budget with a 2 percent tax levy increase.

• In the Mohonasen Central School District, residents voted 859-503 in favor of a $46.4 million budget with a 3.43 percent increase in the tax levy.

• Voters in the Niskayuna Central School District approved a $77.3 million budget with a 2.34 percent tax levy increase by a count of 2,595-1,230.

• Scotia-Glenville Central School District voters approved a $50.8 million budget that increases the tax levy by 1.76 percent by a margin of 1,254-475.

• In the Duanesburg Central School District, a $15 million budget that increases the tax levy by 1.9 percent was approved by voters, 342.149.

• In the Schenectady City School District, a $164.3 million budget that increases the tax levy by 2.75 percent was approved, 1,051-489.

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