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Stillwater’s school budget was the only local budget defeated in results reported on Tuesday.

The $21.2 million budget exceeded the state’s tax cap and required 60 percent approval but passed 480-373, roughly a 56 percent approval rate.

Because of the extra payments made to the Stillwater school district this year by the new GlobalFoundries computer chip plant and the way those payments affected the tax cap formula, the district's spending would have decreased 0.31 percent under the budget but still would have exceeded the tax cap.

A proposition on creating a capital reserve passed 483-386 and a proposition to use the reserve on school renovations passed 490-367.

Voters in the South Glens Falls school district approved a $52.1 million budget by a vote of 1,143-424. A proposition to purchase buses was approved 964 to 600.

Corinth voters approved a $19.6 million budget by a vote of 394-215. Propositions to purchase buses and contribute to the public library also passed.

In Ballston Spa’s school district, the budget received the “supermajority” needed to approve its $76.4 million budget, which included a 4.8 percent spending increase, exceeding the district's tax cap.

The budget passed 1,737 to 759. Propositions to purchase buses and fund to the public library and recreation commission also passed.

In Schuylerville, the $30.9 million budget passed 727-292 and a proposition for spending on buses passed 696-281. A second proposition to change the library charter passed 740-248.

In the contest for the school board, Veronica Wood won the single open seat with 597 votes. James Burkett got 390 votes.

In Saratoga Springs, voters approved a $109.7 million school budget, 2,203 to 601. Propositions to purchase buses and establish a capital reserve fund also passed.



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