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School board incumbents ousted, budgets okayed

The Bolton board's 2009-10 budget proposal was passed 344 to 189. This $8.19 million budget represents a 2.2 percent increase over the present school year. The projected increase in tax levy is 2.49 percent. A proposition to buy a 60-passenger bus for $96,168 was approved 211 to 197.

North Warren's 2009-2010 budget proposal, linked to a controversial school reorganization plan, was approved by a commanding margin of 300 to 103.

This $12,488,408 budget reflects a .77 percent increase in spending over the current year and an increase in total tax levy of 1.13 percent. The reorganization plan includes eliminating the position of Elementary Principal and three teaching positions.

In Lake George, the 2009-10 budget passed 354 to 216. This $19.775 million budget plan reflects a 3.45 percent increase in spending, but a 3 percent hike in tax levy.

In these latter two districts, incumbent school board candidates ran unopposed.

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