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St. Lawrence Central voters approve $21.4 million spending plan

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BRASHER FALLS - St. Lawrence Central School District voters approved the district’s $21,353,197 spending plan for 2014-15 by a 206-140 margin. The plan calls for a tax levy increase of 3.725 percent and calls for the elimination of several teaching positions.

They also authorized the district, by a 237-101 margin, to purchase two 66-passenger school buses and one 42-passenger bus at a cost not to exceed $308,000.

A third proposition allowing the district to establish a capital reserve fund passed by a 206-109 margin. The fund can be used to finance equipment acquisitions, construction, reconstruction and other capital projects, not to exceed $750,000 for a term of 10 years or less.

Board of education members Robert J. Dow and Nereida Diaz-Fuente, who were running unopposed, were reelected for another five-year term. Mr. Dow received 249 votes and Ms. Diaz-Fuentes received 255 votes. Andy Snyder and Mickey Mouse each received one write in vote.

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