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AVCS voters pass school budget

CLINTONVILLE -Voters in the AuSable Valley School District passed the adopted 2011-12 spending plan May 17.

Overall, 955 votes were cast on the budget, with 534 in favor of the plan and 421 opposed.

The plan calls for $27,934,707 in spending, with an estimated tax levy of $11,793,511.

"We are very pleased with the results," superintendent Paul Savage said. "This has been a tough year for schools and for the communities."

The AVCS budget calls for the elimination of 19 positions with over 40 areas having a reduction or elimination in funding.

A total of 10.8 teaching positions were cut, including a guidance position and one position that was vacated through attrition. One administrative position, 2.4 teaching assistant positions and 4.8 non-instructional positions (two by attrition) were also eliminated, bringing the total to 18.8 position that were cut from the budget under the budget adopted by the school board.

Also, James Martineau, Jr., won election to a five-year term on the board of education, receiving 732 votes. He was the only candidate.

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