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Four North Country school districts vote for budgets

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Tomorrow is voting day for four school districts across the North Country that saw their budgets rejected by voters last month. General Brown, Minerva, Newcomb and Tupper Lake schools all initially proposed spending plans that exceeded the state's property tax cap.

In every case, voters said no to the proposals. After revising their budgets, school officials are hoping that they pass.

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If not, the schools will be forced to adopt a so-called "contingency" budget. Skip Hults, superintendent in Newcomb, says that would mean real hardship for his small school.

Despite cut-backs, Newcomb's new spending plan still exceeds the property tax cap, which means that the district needs a 60 percent super-majority in tomorrow's vote.

General Brown, Minerva and Tupper Lake's budgets are under the cap, so they need a simple majority of votes to pass.


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