"As a school community everyone shared some of the financial burden created by the fiscal crisis in New York state," said Fairchild. "Everyone believes that next year will bring additional fiscal challenges to all schools, but the Chazy school community is prepared to work as a team to handle these challenges."
The $18,266,725 budget proposed for the Northern Adirondack Central School District was approved by a vote of 409 to 78.
Superintendent Laura J. Marlow said she was pleased with the overwhelming outcome of the vote.
"Once again, the community has shown their support for public education in the Northern Adirondack Central School District," said Marlow. "We're very pleased with the outcome of the vote. We're a very close-knit school community that values not only education but all the extracurricular components as well."
Marlow added the fact the vote passed nearly 5:1 was impressive.
"That's almost unprecedented," said Marlow.
Paul Gilmore won a five-year term on the board of education with 213 votes. Incumbent Daniel Cayea trailed with 127 votes and Mark Decoste with 163 votes. An unexpired four-year term went to Sarah Lawrence with 320 votes. Scott Decker received 114 votes for the same position while Wayne Spahr received 45.
Voters also approved a proposition 374 to 76 to purchase three new buses for an amount not to exceed $311,466. Another proposition, to change the election of board of education members to an at-large system, was also approved. That vote passed 261 to 122.
The Northeastern Clinton Central School District will maintain a budget with no increase in taxes for third
year in a row. The $28,499,357 budget was approved by voters 332 to 114.
Superintendent Peter J. Turner thanked all community members who voted on the budget.
"The district will continue striving to provide a quality educational program for all students in a cost effective manner," said Turner.