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North Syracuse School District voters defeat budget

North Syracuse School District residents defeated a budget that would have seen a tax levy increase of 5.33 percent.
North Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – North Syracuse School District residents defeated a budget that would have seen a tax levy increase of 5.33 percent.

Because of the margin of increase, the district’s proposed budget needed 60 percent voter approval – it received 54 percent approval.

More than 3,600 voters went to the polls on Tuesday. The budget received 1,989 yes votes and 1,680 no votes.

The district will now need to decide whether to resubmit the same budget or present a revised version to be voted on June 18.

The third option is to adopt a contingency budget.

Voters elected the following candidates to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning on July 1:

· Catherine Cifaratta-Brayton
· Mary Scanlon
· Patrick Svoboda


If the second budget proposal – in its current or revised form – is turned down, the district will need to adopt a contingency budget.

Such a measure would mean a 0 percent increase, in which case the district would need to make more than $4 million in cuts.

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