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RCS school budget passes

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District budget for coming school year passed today, by a vote of 677 to 533.

The $42.4 million budget is $100,000 less than the one put to voters in May, which was defeated. It also dips into savings for another $100,000 to bring the tax levy increase down to 2.5 percent from 3.4 percent.

Turnout was considerably lower today than for the original budget vote, when about 2,000 votes were cast.

\I would like to thank district voters for their support, said Superintendent Daniel Teplesky in a statement. "Supporting the RCS budget sets a positive tone that will help our school community move forward in the new school year."

The new budget will leave the district with about $800,000 in its undesignated fund balance.""

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