NY School Districts Ready For Budget Re-votes

Jun 17, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York School districts that saw budgets fail in May will put plans up for new votes Tuesday.  Under the state's tax cap law, school districts have two chances to get budgets passed. If they fail both times, they can't raise taxes at all in the next school year.

A handful of districts are putting the same budgets on the ballot after narrow defeats the first time around.

Other districts made additional cuts in staffing and programs to reduce tax increases.

This is the second year that districts are operating under a tax cap limiting increases in the tax levy. Budgets exceeding the cap need a 60 percent supermajority of voters to pass.

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