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Ticonderoga area school budgets approved by voters

Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake, Moriah, Crown Point, Putnam plans pass

Residents approved area school district budgets for 2012-13 during voting May 15. All the area budget plans meet the new state tax cap.

Residents approved area school district budgets for 2012-13 during voting May 15. All the area budget plans meet the new state tax cap. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Crown Point offered eligible staff a monetary incentive, depending on their years of service, to retire this year. Four teachers and a teacher’s aide accepted.

There are also a few additions in the budget. The spending plan calls for a new college-level math class, a junior varsity boys basketball team and the addition of a lunch monitor position.

The budget also includes pay increases of 2 to 4 percent for employees.

Voters also elected a member to the board of education. Incumbent Kimberly Woods is not seeking re-election. June Glebus won that seat with 88 votes..

Putnam

Putnam voters approved the district’s 2012-13 budget, 80-24.

The 2012-13 district spending plan totals $2,193,248. That’s a $40,934 — 1.9 percent — increase from the current budget of $2,152,314.

Putnam’s 2012-13 tax levy is $1,689,033. That’s a $44,146 — 1.9 percent — increase from the present tax levy of $1,644,887.

The state tax cap for Putnam Central School is 2.79 percent.

Superintendent Matt Boucher said the spending plan has no major changes — increases or decreases — from the present budget.

Putnam voters also filled one seat on the board of education. Gerry Gendron won the seat with 69 votes. Cynthia Floor had 32.

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