Owego Apalachin School Budget Fails
Officials in the Owego Apalachin School District will have to consider their options following the defeat of their proposed budget by voters May 21.
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All other districts in the Southern Tier passed their spending plans, even those with tax levy increases that edged near or above the 2% cap.
Proposals for special spending, like the purchase of school buses as well as setting up library districts were also approved.
In the Chenango Forks School District, voters approved putting in a new swimming pool addition at the high school as well as upgrades to other school and athletic facilities at a cost of $28,550,000 dollars. The capital improvement proposal passed in a vote of 460 to 191.
In school board races, Chenango Forks had a write-in candidate garnering the majority of votes. Lynn Lockwood’s name was written in for 373 votes to Brian Rullo’s 155 votes and Kenneth Starr’s 124.