According to the Post-Journal, all local school districts saw their budget approved by local voters except for the Clymer Central School District.
Jamestown Public Schools – the county’s largest district – saw a light turnout but the results were overwhelmingly in favor of the $90.7 million budget that included no tax increase. The spending plan was approved 367 to 70. Meanwhile, voters also approved the lease and purchase of school buses by a vote of 386 to 48.
Also for Jamestown, incumbent school board members Patrick Slagle and Joe Pawelski were both reelected to new three-year terms. They were the only candidate to appear on the ballot this year.
In Clymer the $11.5 million budget was voted down by a vote of 580 to 459. The reason for the defeat was primarily due to the school board putting forward a spending plan that included a $13.3 percent tax increase over the current year.
At the Southwestern School district residents approved a $29.2 million budget that included a 1.5 percent tax increase, while in Falconer, residents approved a $23.7 million budget that included a very slight increase in the tax levy.
Frewsburg, Bemus Point, Panama, Chautauqua Lake, and Cassadaga Valley all saw their budgets approved as well.