52 districts pass school budget, others still counting

School vote 2020 is a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic as voting in the Hudson Valley was all done by absentee ballot.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2020, 9:59 AM

Updated 1,436 days ago

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School vote 2020 is a bit different this year as voting in the Hudson Valley was all done by absentee ballot due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Voters had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to get their ballots submitted by mail. In many districts, ballots came in just hours before the deadline.
The ballots are being counted by hand so some district have already said it may take a while to get the results.
So far, a total of 52 school districts from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties have report results and all budgets passed.
School officials tell News 12 that that they saw a big increase in the number of ballots for budget votes this year compared to past years.
"In our district, we sent out 34,000 ballots to certified registered voters so to have a return of over 5,000 means participating is good. It's about five times as many who participate normally, so it was a lot more. And it was a challenge, we had to extend it, there was a lot of uncertainty, but at the end of the day it was great to see folks participating,” says White Plains Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Ricca
News 12 will update the results as they come in by district. This may take a few days as the ballots get counted.
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