Monday, May 21, 2012

Statewide Spending Plan Results

The New York State Council of School Superintendents has published an analysis of last week's voting for school budgets.  Highlights include that 96.5% of the spending plans passed.  Ninety two percent (92%) of the districts stayed within their state mandated property tax cap.  The statewide average proposed budget increase was 2.2%.

Just over sixty-six percent  (66.2%) of all of the state's voters said "Yes".  This was a new record for the "Yes" vote percentage.   One reason cited for the increased positive vote was the pro-school budget lobbying efforts by the New York State United Teachers union.  To read the entire article, go to: NYSCOSS Budget Vote Analysis

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