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Warwick community passes 2018-19 school budget proposal

on May 15, 2018

Warwick Valley Central School District residents Tuesday approved the proposed $92.8 million budget for the 2018-19 school year by a margin of 67 percent, or 844 yes votes to 416 no votes.

Residents re-elected current WVCSD Board of Education members Lynn Lillian (989 votes), David Eaton (954 votes) and Sharon Davis (989 votes) to additional three-year terms.

The school bus purchase proposition passed by a margin of 65.1 percent – 816 yes votes to 437 no votes.

The proposition to fund a repair reserve passed by a margin of 71.05 percent, with 891 yes votes to 363 no votes.

“We are extremely grateful for the community’s support,” Superintendent David Leach said. “We thank everyone who participated in the process and came out to vote today.”

The 2018-19 budget reflects a 3% overall spending increase compared to the current school year, with a 2.95% tax levy increase.

Please note that these results are preliminary, and will be certified on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

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