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Kingston voters approve school budget with 72 percent of the vote

Kingston voters approve school budget with 72 percent of the vote

Voters in the Kingston City School District approved by a margin of 4,278-1,690 a $187,420,013 budget that maintains programs and extracurricular activities and doesn’t include reductions in staff. The spending plan represents an increase of 3.65 percent over the 2019-20 budget and includes a tax levy increase of $1.83 million, a 1.73 percent increase that is at the state cap for the district. 

State considers changes to high school sports

State considers changes to high school sports

Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, numerous options that might be considered impractical or even bizarre under normal circumstances are at least under discussion, including postponing fall sports until spring. Flipping fall and spring sports is also a possibility, given there are fewer sports in the moderate- and higher-risk category played in the latter than the former.

Onteora School Budget passes by better than 2-1 margin

Onteora School Budget passes by better than 2-1 margin

On Tuesday, voters in the Onteora Central School District (OCSD) approved a $57,938,542 budget for the 2020-21 school year by a margin of 1,843-707. As with other school districts voting by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voter turnout was significantly higher than last year, when the district’s 2019-20 budget was approved by a margin of 406-192.