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School Budgets Approved



Voters in Western New York approved all of the school district budgets on the ballot locally, and while turnout was light, many of the budgets were approved by fairly substantial percentages.

That includes the Holland school district budget which exceeded the state's 2-percent property tax increase cap and needed -- and got -- a super majority for passage.

Holland's Budget was approved with 511 Yes votes and 298 No, a 63 percent margin. Their transportation proposal was also approved.

In Hamburg, voters OK'd their budget, too and re-elected school member Thomas Flynn despite a campaign pockmarked with vandalism and infighting.  The $62.4 million plan passed 2,383 -1,186 in voting Tuesday. Cameron Hall and Flynn were both elected to three-year terms on the School Board

In Niagara Wheatfield, voters approved a budget that lays off 10 faculty members, eliminates 6 sports programs and cuts some music programs  2,559 Yes -1,528 No.

Springville Griffith Institute voters approved the budget by  839-326 votes. A proposal to reverse earlier downsizing and return the board of education to seven members passed 700- 469,  but a measure to increase the members' term of office from 3 to 5 years failed with 800 against and 364 in favor.

Turnout ran the gamut: As few as just over 200 people voted in North Collins. In many of the larger districts, turnout was several thousand voters.

CHECK  YOUR DISTRICT'S RESULTS ONLINE AT EACH SCHOOLS WEBSITE
where most districts have already posted results or will do so once official
Akron
Alden 
Amherst 
Cheektowaga
Maryvale
Cheektowaga-Sloan
Clarence
Cleveland Hill
Depew
East Aurora
Eden
Frontier
Grand Island
Hamburg
Holland
Iroquois
Kenmore-Tonawanda
Lackawanna
Lakeshore
Lancaster
North Collins
Orchard Park
Springville-Griffith Inst.
Sweet Home

Tonawanda (City)
West Seneca
Williamsville

Niagara County:
 Barker
Lewiston-Porter
Lockport
Newfane
Niagara Falls
Niagara Wheatfield
North Tonawanda
Royalton-Hartland
Starpoint 
Wilson

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