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Few speak up on eve of vote

BC’s school budget one of few to challenge tax cap

— When Bonanno asked if a municipality had every challenged the mandates, Douglas said some have begun to talk about it. The problem is if the district refused to implement the mandates, the state could remove the school board and deny state aid.

“I don’t think 3.99 percent is a bad number… but we’re at the line in the sand,” said Bonanno. “Anything beyond this next year we’re going to be directly cutting into the fabric of what this school is all about.”

Voting will take place at the BC high school gym from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

More local budgets by the numbers

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District

Proposed budget: $41.7 million

Proposed levy increase: 6.8 percent

Budget gap: $3 million

Spending reduction over current year: 1.7 percent

Voting will take place at the RCS High School gym from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Guilderland Central School District

Proposed budget: $89.2 million

Proposed levy increase: 2.2 percent

Budget gap: $2.6 million

Spending increase over current year: 0.34 percent

Voting will take place at all five elementary school buildings from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Voorheesville Central School District

Proposed budget: $21.9 million

Proposed levy increase: 2.43 percent

Budget gap:

Spending increase over current year: 2.83 percent

Voting will take place at the Voorheesville Middle School foyer from 2 to 9 p.m.

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