The White Plains Examiner

White Plains, Greenburgh Pass School Budgets

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Both the White Plains and Greenburgh Central 7 school districts easily passed their budgets for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Tuesday. In Greenburgh, though, two incumbents lost their bids for re-election to the school board while Board President Terry Williams won another term.

White Plains Superintendent Chris Clouet
White Plains Schools Superintendent Chris Clouet

In White Plains, the district’s $188,822,000 budget passed overwhelmingly, with 901 voters (81 percent) supporting the budget and just 212 voting no. The $3,285,534, or 1.77 percent, increase from last year means residents will see a 2.07 percent tax levy hike.

Greenburgh Central 7 Schools Superintendent Ron Ross

Greenburgh avoided a second straight year of its budget being voted down, though the vote – 734 yes (62 percent) and 452 no – was a little closer than it was in White Plains. The $58.6 million budget is a 2.2-percent increase (around $1.27 million) from the current year’s fiscal plan, while the tax levy increase will be 1.7 percent.

While Williams received the most votes (607) in the 10-person race for the Greenburgh Central 7 School Board, challengers Eric Bitterman (464) and Sonja Brown (457) won the remaining two seats up for grabs. Incumbents Cora Carey (456) and Charles Bronz (437) came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

For the White Plains Board of Education, three candidates were running for three seats. Rose Lovitch and incumbents Peter Bassano and James Hricay were each unchallenged.


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