Voters Approve Plattsburgh's School Budget

Published 05/20 2014 11:09PM

Updated 05/20 2014 11:12PM

PLATTSBURGH, Ny. - All across New York state Tuesday voters cast ballots for their local school budget.
People in Plattsburgh passed their school budget; it sits at $39.5 million dollars. The results were 1005 Yes votes, and 462 No votes.

That's down more than $100 thousand dollars compared to last year.

For the average house priced at $150 thousand dollars, the budget would increase property taxes by about $11 dollars a year.

According to the New York State School Board Association a majority of districts did not expect to lay off employees, and that includes Plattsburgh.

Voters also elected two school board members; Tracy Rotz and Fred Wachmeister who were both up for re-election.

A proposition on the ballot also got the green light that will reduce school board member’s terms from five years to three.

In an exit poll people were asked if they want to give veterans a state approved property tax exemption; the purpose was to gather information.  The final decision on whether to grant that exemption will be up to the school board.

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