$208,750,000 2016-17 SCHOOL BUDGET PASSED, 629-149. CAPITAL RESERVE FUND AIMED AT PAYING FOR SCHOOL BUILDING REHAB WITHOUT BONDING, PASSES, 611-150. 2-1/2% OF REGISTERED VOTERS TURNOUT

WPCNR SCHOOL DAYS. MAY 17, 2016.

WHITE PLAINS VOTERS PASSED THE 2016-17 PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET TUESDAY BY A VOTE UNOFFICIALLY OF 629-149. THE VOTERS ALSO PASSED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CAPITAL RESERVE FUND, 611-150.

THE PARTICPATION OF 778 VOTERS IN THE SCHOOL ELECTION TUESDAY REPRESENTS 2-1/2% OF THE CITY’S 31,000 REGISTERED VOTERS. THIS TOTAL IS THE LOWEST TURNOUT OF ANY SCHOOL ELECTION WPCNR HAS COVERED IN THE 16 YEARS THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN COVERING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. LAST YEAR 3% VOTED.

IN THE LOWEST TURNOUT FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION SINCE WPCNR HAS BEEN COVERING THE DISTRICT (16 YEARS), THE $208,750,000 2016-17 SCHOOL BUDGET WAS PASSED THURSDAY ACCORDING TO UNOFFICIAL RESULTS RELEASED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A $25 MILLION CAPITAL RESERVE FOR 10 YEARS, WITHOUT A SOURCE FOR FUNDING, WAS PASSED BY A 611-150 MARGIN.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OUTGOING ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR BUSINESS, FRED SEILER TOLD WPCNR ON “PEOPLE TO BE HEARD,” THE WHITE PLAINS TELEVISION INTERVIEW PROGRAM THAT THE $25 MILLION  WOULD BEGIN TO BE FUNDED TO START WITH MONEY LEFT OVER FROM THE DECLINE IN TAX REFUNDS TO BUSINESSES,  WHICH ARE 50% LESS THAN THEY WERE LAST YEAR.

SHERYL BRADY AND CHARLES NORRIS, RUNNING UNOPPOSED WERE REELECTED TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

 

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