School budget approvals may approach record

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 8:36 am by

The results of yesterday’s school budget votes appear to be exceptionally good. Based on newspaper reports, we may have a new record passage rate (above 95 percent).

Here’s a sampling of results, identifying districts with defeated budgets by newspaper territory:

Newsday (Long Island): Only 3 defeated. No final results from at least one district.

Journal News (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam): Preliminarily, only two budgets defeated; one district still counting

Middletown: All budgets passed

Kingston: “Perfect night” for school budgets

Poughkeepsie: All Dutchess budgets passed

Albany: three budgets rejected; some results not in

Plattsburgh: Only one budget defeated

Utica: Four defeated

Binghamton:  One budget defeated, all others seem to have passed

Ithaca: All Tompkins County budgets passed

Syracuse: All Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oswego budgets passed

Watertown: All budgets pass

Rochester: All districts passed, except one result nullified by ballot error

Buffalo: All districts passed

No results posted in Jamestown or Olean paapers as of 8:30 am.

We will have a more formal compilation and commentary later in the day.

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