BC voters to have say on $88.3 M budget

The school board had originally examined extending a walking distance to the middle school, but withdrew that idea after a discussion of roads and terrain around the middle school.

The board vote to proceed with a high school walking distance proposition was split 4-3.

All elementary school students are offered busing.

Two seats are open on the BC Board of Education. Running for three-year terms are Chris Bergere, Jennifer Bliss, Michael Cooper, Jonathan Fishbein and incumbent Diane Giacone-Stever.

School board Vice President Lisa Allendorph holds the other open seat, and is not seeking reelection.

Voters will for the first time have the opportunity to participate in an electronic district exit poll. In years past, a writer survey was available, but district officials said they hope a bank of computers would help boost participation rates, which average around 10 percent.

The anonymous poll solicits feedback on a voter's reasons for voting and thoughts on the budget development process.

The vote will take place 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Avenue.

You do not have to be registered to vote to take part, just be a resident of the school district for 30 days prior.

Check www.spotlightnews.com for up-to-the-minute budget vote results and analysis.""

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