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Voters to Decide School Budgets Today
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Voters to Decide School Budgets Today
Voters in school districts across the state are headed to the polls today to decide budgets, propositions, and school board races.

In most districts across the area voters are being asked to consider budgets that include modest tax increases.
 
All five school districts here in Cortland County are looking to increase taxes and spending over the current year.
 
In Cortland, voters will consider a $45.3 million dollar budget which includes a nearly 5% increase in spending and if approved would increase taxes by just under 3%.
 
In Homer the proposed budget calls for just under $39 million in spending next year, which is the same as the current budget. If approves taxes would go up 1.5% next year.
 
In Marathon the voters will decide on a nearly $17 million dollar budget which includes a less than 1% spending increase. Taxes would go up less than 1% as well.
 
In Cincinnatus the nearly $15 million dollar spending plan would increase taxes by just under 2.5%.
 
McGraw voters will decide an over $12 million dollar budget with a proposed 2% increase in taxes.
 
Many of the district also have other propositions on the ballot including the replacement of buses.

In Homer voters will decide of the district should begin leasing buses instead of purchasing. There are several people running for seats on local school boards as well. In many districts polling is from noon to 9, however some schools opened the polls early this morning.
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