Putnam school budget gets voter approval

PUTNAM - The Putnam Central School District 2009-10 budget was approved by voters May 19.

The measure passed, 60-28.

The spending plan totals $2,153,732, a 1.9 percent increase from the current budget of $2,113,348.

The amount to be raised by local taxes in the budget is $1,723,664 - exactly the same as in the current budget.

Superintendent Matt Boucher said the current tax rates - $11.77 per $1,000 of assessed value in Putnam and Dresden, $7.69 in Ticonderoga - are anticipated to remain the same or decrease.

The Putnam school district has about 100 students, half attending grades kindergarten through six in Putnam and the rest attending Ticonderoga Central School on a tuition basis.

Boucher pointed out the 2009-10 budget maintains all current programs and staff.

Voters also elected Richard Trudeau, who was running unopposed, to a five-year term on the Putnam school board with 84 votes.

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