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Voters Pass $80 Million School Budget in Port Chester

Next year's school budget passed by 68 votes on Tuesday.

Port Chester voters approved the school district's $80 million budget during Tuesday's vote.

After a months-long budget process that included emotional , belt-tightening in areas ranging from staffing to programs, and last-minute appeals to secure more aid from state and federal sources, the Board of Education in April.

After the votes were tallied at Port Chester Middle School Tuesday night, unofficial results showed 734 votes for the budget, while 666 residents voted against the spending plan.

Check back with Port Chester Patch for updates.

Update: Incumbent Anne Capeci and newcomer Bob Johnson edged out Dominic Bencivenga during Tuesday's vote for two open Board of Education seats. for reaction and statements from the candidates, as well as school board President Jim Taylor.

Update: Voters and talk to Patch about why they voted for or against the school budget.

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Gary sullivan May 18, 2011 at 01:23 AM
For it or against, how can only 1400 residents show up to vote?
Susie May 18, 2011 at 01:29 AM
Same that showed up for the village BOT vote
George Datino May 18, 2011 at 10:05 AM
They couldn't afford the gas! LOL!
John B May 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM
I agree Mr. Sullivan the voter turnout was disgraceful.
Mary Touri May 18, 2011 at 12:42 PM
Thankyou to all those caring parents and taxpayers for voting YES... and for putting our childrens education and futures 1st !!

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