School Budgets Pass in All But Two Districts

For the most part, voters say "yes" to school budgets in the region, with two exceptions.

School districts overall had an overwhelming success rate.

Albany and Guilderland voters approve large-scale facility projects.

Schenectady voters say yes to the sale of a former school for a housing development.

In Johnstown and Lansingburgh, it’s a different story.

Both needed a 60% majority for passage because they exceeded the tax cap, a proposed 35% tax hike in Johnstown's case.

But neither achieved it.

It means the elimination of all sports programs and high school electives in Johnstown, plus layoffs.

Voters in Mohanasen, a district facing controversial cuts, approved the budget.

In Saratoga Springs, voters elected only one school board candidate deemed likely to overturn a controversial decision to disarm the district's grounds monitors.

The other two candidates elected to the board ran on platforms supporting that decision to dis-arm.

Photo: WNYT

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