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West Irondequoit school budget fails to pass

Created: 05/21/2014 6:26 AM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Leclair

Taxpayers in West Irondequoit did not pass their school budget but did pass a major capital project called the Promise Project.

The results of Tuesday’s vote was 1,631 yes to 1,284 no. It didn’t pass because the district needed a super majority which is 60-percent approval. They only received 56-percent.
 
When a district tries to raise taxes above the state tax cap, they have to get a super majority and that didn't happen. They were 118 votes shy of the super majority.

Even though the budget did not pass, Promise Project passed by almost 600 votes. It's an $8.7-million project for classroom additions and renovations, computer and security upgrades and full-day kindergarten for 2016. That project is being paid for through a capital fund and state aid.

West Irondequoit is the only suburban district in Monroe County to not approve their budget. There will be a re-vote on June 17 on the same budget proposal with a 3.9-increase increase.





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