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Clarence School Budget Revote Passes; Other Revote Results

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CLARENCE, N.Y. -- Voters in the Clarence School District approved the revised 2013-2014 budget Tuesday. 

The new proposal will raise taxes around 3.8% and add almost two and a half million dollars in cuts. Last month, voters rejected a budget with a tax hike of almost 10 percent.

Almost thirty positions will be eliminated because of these cuts, including all freshman and most 8th grade sports and the high school's summer program.

Clarence Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks said Tuesday's voter turnout was the second highest in history for a school budget election in Clarence.

"What is says to me is that people are concerned about their schools, and they wanted to exercise their right to vote. So, from my perspective, the higher the turnout, the better because it gives a view of the pulse of the community," said Hicks.

 

Budget revotes took place in other districts as well.  Results are below:

ALDEN: PASSED

NIAGARA-WHEATFIELD: PASSED

LEWISTON-PORTER: PASSED

WILSON: FAILED

BEMUS POINT: PASSED

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