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Ardsley To Vote on School Budget Tuesday

ARDSLEY, N.Y. – Tuesday is decision day in Ardsley as voters cast ballots on whether to approve the school district’s 2012-13 budget and for a member of the Board of Education.

The proposed budget is $57,995,761, which is a $1,059,016 increase in spending over the previous year, or 1.86 percent. The tax levy increase is 2.13 percent, which is the allowable tax levy cap.

The increase is because of a reduction in state aid, rising energy and fuel costs and ongoing increases in health insurance premiums, the Ardsley School District said. The budget was adopted by the Board of Education on April 18. The district projects the tax rate increase in the range of 1.9 percent.

Included in the budget are additions to the Concord Road School staff in the form of a physical education and three classroom teachers.

One seat is open on the Board of Education. Incumbent Patricia Bova is running unopposed. The term will be from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015.

Voting will be held from 6 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 9 p.m. at Ardsley High School.

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