Voters reject proposed $36.9M spending plan for Edgemont School District

The Edgemont School District budget vote is now official after the Board of Elections verified eight disputed ballots. Voters have rejected the proposed $36.9 million spending plan.

If the school budget was approved, homeowners would have seen a 12.2 percent tax hike, the highest in the county. The Edgemont schools superintendent defended the proposed increase citing several expenditures such as tax changes and changes in accounting.

School officials have the option to bring the budget back up for a vote. If it fails again, an austerity budget would be enacted, which would force the district to make major cutbacks.

The view what happened in the Yorktown school budget click here.

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