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PB, Wallkill OK budgets; VC budget defeated

May 21st, 2013

Both the Wallkill Central and Pine Bush Central school districts’ 2013-2014 budget proposals passed on Tuesday while the Valley Central School District’s spending plan was defeated.

According to unofficial results, Valley Central’s $92.4 million spending plan – which called for the closing of Maybrook Elementary School – was defeated by a vote of 2,207 to 2,062.

The school budget vote also doubled as a school board election which produced victories for newcomers Bradley Conklin, Matthew Flanagan and Frances Fox-Pizzonia.

Valley Central’s Assistant Superintendent for Business T. Gregory Dale declined to comment Tuesday evening on whether the school district would put the budget up for a second vote or move directly to a contingency plan.

“That will be up to the [school] board,” he said.

Meanwhile, a total of 779 taxpayers voted in favor of the Wallkill Central School District’s $67.3 million spending plan, while 371 voted, “no.” School board incumbents Joseph LoCicero and Thomas McCullough, along with newcomer Leif Spencer, were each elected to three-year terms.

Over in Pine Bush, a $103.5 million budget proposal passed by an unofficial vote of 1,118 to 598. A separate proposition calling for the approval of a bond of up to $16.1 million for building improvements also passed by a count of 988 to 552.

Candidates Lloyd Greer, Jr., Gretchen Meier and James Starr ran unopposed to fill three vacant seats on the Pine Bush school board.

By JESSICA MURRAY
jmurray@tcnewspapers.com

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