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