Voters Approve 98 Percent Of School Budgets Statewide
Voters across New York state approved 98 percent of school budgets on Tuesday.
That's according to a preliminary estimate by the New York State United Teachers.
NYSUT's review of 576 school budget votes showed that 566 budgets passed, while just 10 were defeated.
"Parents and community members showed their commitment to strong public education by resoundingly approving school budgets statewide in near-unanimous fashion yet again and electing to school boards educators dedicated to serving their area's students," NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. "At a time when resources have been limited, it has never been more important for voters to stay engaged in and support our public school students and their dedicated teachers."
Locally, school budgets were passed in all but one district.
The Dolgeville School District budget, which would have increased property taxes by 11 percent, was voted down.
Eighteen school districts sought to override their tax cap in 2019 after the state property tax cap was made permanent earlier this year. Eight of the 10 budgets defeated on Tuesday attempted to override the tax cap.