2 WC school boards mull next steps after budgets fail

The Greenburgh and Mount Vernon school board will be forced to figure out what to do now after voters in both districts failed to approve their proposed school budgets.

In Greenburgh, voters failed to approve a $57.4 million budget that included a 5.8-percent tax hike.

In Mount Vernon, voters rejected a $208.8 million budget with a 7.5-percent tax increase.

Mount Vernon Superintendent Dr. Welton Sawyer said their budget was to replace a lot of old equipment and provide some breathing room within the budget for unexpected situations such as last year?s wall collapse.

Mount Vernon's school board will now be forced to decide whether to adopt a contingency budget that is $1 million less than the proposal voters failed to approve.

In Greenburgh, the school board will meet on May 19 to discuss what alternatives there are in light of the budget failure.

Westchester School Vote 2011 Results

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