Plattsburgh Residents to Vote on School Budget in 2 Weeks

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/30 2014 04:47PM

Updated 04/30 2014 06:17PM

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - People in Plattsburgh City will vote on a $39 million school budget in two weeks.

For the first time in years, Plattsburgh's budget went down without any cuts to programs or jobs.

Superintendent James Short says it's part of the district's plan to remain stable.

"There's a lot of work yet to be done when it comes to state aid and the effort in the long-term solutions for public schools but in the immediate time, it's a simpler budget this year than we've had in the past few years," Short said.

Voters can also weigh in on two other issues. The first, on the actual ballot, will be to cut board member terms to three years instead of five. Also, via exit poll, the board is asking whether taxpayers want to give veterans a state-approved property tax exemption.

Taxpayers will then take on that burden themselves.

Plattsburgh city voters can attend a budget hearing on Wednesday, May 7th.

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