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Make Sure To Vote Tuesday In Yorktown

Voters will decide on the 2013-14 Yorktown Central School District's budget. Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mohansic Elementary School.
Voters will decide on the 2013-14 Yorktown Central School District's budget. Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mohansic Elementary School. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The annual school district budget vote and board of education election will be held today for the Yorktown Central School District.

Voting is set to open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mohansic Elementary School. Results from the election are expected to be announced in the evening.

Board Vice President Karen Corrado and trustees Peter Bisaccia and Thomas Donatelli are the only three announced candidates for the three vacant seats on the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education. For more information on the candidates, see our previous election story .

Along with voting for the three vacant seats, residents will also vote on the district’s proposed budget for the 2013-14 school year. The board approved the proposed budget in April with a tax rate increase of 2.17 percent and a levy increase of 2.15 percent.

The budget was approved at $93,992,000 for the 2013-14 school year during the board’s regular meeting on April 8. The budget-to-budget increase from last year is 1.97 percent, said Thomas Cole, assistant superintendent for business. The 2012-13 budget included a 2.42 tax rate increase, Cole said. The budget includes $1.4 million in reserve funds and a reduction of $350,000 from last year’s budget to keep the tax rate lower, Board of Education President Jackie Carbone said.

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