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School budget passes in North Colonie

Nardolillo said she decided to run for the board again because she likes being involved in her children's educational experience. She has two daughters " one is a 2005 Shaker High School graduate who currently attends the Albany College of Pharmacy and the other is a student at Shaker High School.

Nardolillo is also a Shaker High School graduate and hopes her work on the board inspires younger people in the community to participate in decisions that affect them and their families.

Raup is finishing up her first term on the school board and serves as chairwoman of the district's policy committee.

Raup, 69, has lived in the district for 44 years, working as a librarian for more than 33.

Raup said she sought re-election because she enjoys contributing to students' education.

Nardolillo received 1,793 votes while Raup received 1,496 votes. Their terms will end June 30, 2014.

While voter turnout was expected to be lower this year due to the economy, Goodrich School voting attendants said the turnout there was "pretty good."

However, districtwide, Superintendent of Schools Randy Ehrenberg said turnout was down.

"Our total number of voters was down a little bit, and I always think that when you have board members who are running unopposed that probably affects the total vote count a little bit because there is no contest," said Ehrenberg.

She said she was pleased that the voters in the district came out to support the budget.

"We're pleased that the community has come out to support the North Colonie budget again and feel that the budget will move the district forward academically."

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