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School Budgets Pass While Voter Turnout Declines

Thursday, May 24, 2018  

On May 15, New York communities passed 658 out of 674 budgets proposed by their local boards of education, continuing a trend of widespread support in school budget votes, although the overall passage rate of 97.6 percent is below last year’s record of 99.3 percent. This report looks at the trends in turnout, tax cap overrides, negative tax caps, and regional variations in turnout and support over time for 669 major school districts and five minor school districts.

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