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Local school budgets all okayed

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - Updated: 9:46 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER

Editor

SPECULATOR - Voters approved the 2013-14 budgets of all seven school districts across the county May 21.

Indian Lake Central School District's $5.98 million budget passed 180-46. Leonard Franco, the only candidate for the board of education, was elected with 148 votes.

At Inlet Common School District the budget passed 39-5 and Heather Hoffman was elected to a third three-year term on the board of education.

Lake Pleasant Central School District's budget of $4.86 million passed 100-45. The purchase of one school bus for up to $50,000 was approved 109-36.

The district was also authorized 107-39 to spend money from the Capital Reserve Fund on computers, furnishings, bus radios, security equipment, instructional and technology equipment and a replacement generator and related equipment.

Andy Weaver was elected to another five-year term on the board of education with 121 votes. Florence Braunius took 107 votes to fill a vacant seat on the board for one year.

Long Lake Central School District's $3.97 million budget passed 112-28. Voters also decided 119-21 to purchase a new school bus. Paul Roalsvig got 100 votes and will join the board of education July 1.

Piseco Common School District's budget passed 116-11. Voters also gave the school permission to purchase one new school bus for up to $45,000 by a vote of 106-22.

Christine Michienzi took 86 votes to Susan Casey's 39 to win a three-year seat on the school board. She will replace Kathryn Wilt.

Scott Pierce collected 67 votes to 49 write-in votes for Wilt. He was immediately sworn in to fill the remaining two years of Michele Boni's term on the board. Boni resigned.

Raquette Lake Union Free School District voters passed the budget 35-1 and a $10,000 tax to support Raquette Lake Library 31-5.

They also elected two board members, incumbents Carol Mitchell to a second five-year term with 35 votes and Christopher Northrup with 33 votes, to fill the year left on Jennifer Crim's term. Crim resigned in September 2012 because she moved out of the school district.

Wells Central School District's $5.4 million budget passed 116-22. Kenneth Hoffman was elected to a third term on the board of education with 103 votes.

     

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