Broadalbin-Perth CSD voters approve $41.2 M budget

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BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth voters approved the school district’s $41.2 million budget, 478-204.

The budget calls for a 3.87% spending increase over the current school year and a tax levy increase of 0.95%.

Voters approved a proposition to allow the district to purchase three 66-passenger buses, two vans and one large SUV by a vote of 519-160. The state will pay for about 80% of the total cost.

Voters greenlit another proposition to establish a capital reserve fund, 479-202 The fund will be used to pay for the local share of future capital project expenditures, and may be funded up to $10 million over 10 years.

Residents also voted Samantha Gallup onto the Broadalbin-Perth Board of Education for a five-year term with 337 votes, beating out two other candidates.

By Natasha Vaughn-Holdridge

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