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Mount Vernon Budget Re-Vote Too Close To Call

Results of the Mount Vernon budget re-vote were too close to call early Wednesday.
Results of the Mount Vernon budget re-vote were too close to call early Wednesday. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon budget re-vote was too close to call early Wednesday morning, the district said.

The revised spending plan given to voters featured more than $1.1 million in reductions from the original spending plan. The .75 percent property tax levy increase is also down from the initially proposed 2 percent raise. If the budget passes, the district said it will continue classroom teaching innovation. It said it has made digital learning a priority by upgrading computer systems and technology, providing the necessary training for faculty and staff and redesigning district curriculum to meet the new Common Core Standards. If the budget is again defeated, the district will be legally required to adopt an austerity budget, which will cut nearly $1 million in funding. The austerity budget would lead to cuts in classroom programs, the elimination of targeted investments for instruction, although mandates that include employee retirement benefits must still be paid in full.

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