School vote presents difficult decision for residents across Westchester
School budget votes are presenting Westchester residents with a very difficult decision Tuesday.
Many senior citizens on fixed incomes are worried about increasing school taxes, While parents of school age children are usually willing to pay more for their child's benefit. In Tuckahoe, if the budget passes it will mean a 10 percent increase in school taxes. Mount Vernon and Dobbs Ferry residents are also facing an almost 10 percent increase. Many say they are already feeling the financial pinch from years of tax hikes at the state and county level.
The tax hikes range across the county depending on the school district. In North Salem it?s a 4.5 percent increase for town residents, however, for residents in Somers, school taxes could go up almost 17 percent.
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