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The Tupper Lake Central School District is one of the cornerstones of the central Adirondack community.  Now the district is cutting staff and reducing sports and after school programs. Photo: <a href="http://www.tupperlakeny.us/tupper_education.html">tupperlakeny.us</a>
The Tupper Lake Central School District is one of the cornerstones of the central Adirondack community. Now the district is cutting staff and reducing sports and after school programs. Photo: tupperlakeny.us

Are Tupper Lake schools "educationally insolvent"?

Later this month, four North Country school districts will take their revised budgets back to voters in hopes of winning approval for their spending plans.

The General Brown Central School District in Dexter, along with Minerva, Newcomb and Tupper Lake all asked voters last month to approve budgets that broke the 2 percent property tax cap.

All four failed to win the sixty percent super-majority needed to set the cap aside. So they'll be offering new budgets for a second vote on June 18th.

Seth McGowan, superintendent of Tupper Lake's district, says the revised budget comes in well below the property tax cap, but it will also mean a total of seven job cuts.  Go to full article

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