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Public hears Saratoga city school budget outline

Voters will also be presented with two propositions as they step into the polling booths on Tuesday, May 20. The first is a $3.25 million for site improvements to Dorothy Nolan Elementary and the Saratoga Springs High School.

The upgrades to Dorothy Nolan would include parking improvements, a drop-off and pick-up loop upgrade and four air-conditioning units for the intermediate library.

The high school would receive two roof section replacements, new piping to air handler units and upgrades to the gym.

Jaeger said that the money for the upgrades would be provided by a mix of existing funds from the district's sale of the former administrative building at 5 Wells St. and undesignated fund balance. As a result, the upgrades would come at no extra cost to the taxpayers.

The third proposition on the ballot will be the replacement of nine high-mileage buses at a cost of $843,877, nearly half of which will be provided by state aid.

"We typically replace 10 percent of our fleet every year," said Jaeger.

Also on the ballot are three Board of Education seats. The positions are for three years, and the only candidates are incumbents current board president Francis Palumbo, Mia Pfitzer and Jeff Piro.

Bronner said he was disappointed at the lack of choices.

"It's really unfortunate that there's no opposition here," he said.

Danforth said he felt that what isn't broken doesn't need fixing.

"These people who are running again are very thoughtful and considerate," he said.

The vote will take place on May 20, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the district's six elementary schools. Voters can register at the Saratoga County Board of Elections through May 19.""

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