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.