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Elmira Hights School Budget Passes

The Elmira Heights Central School District is breathing a sigh of relief. The district’s budget was the only one that failed in the Southern Tier last month, but the superintendent said voters came out in large numbers this time around. More than 70 percent of voters supported the latest budget Tuesday. The new plan is about $93,000 less than the originally proposed $20.1 million budget. It also calls for a 5.4 percent tax levy increase, just short of the tax cap. In addition, a vacant English language arts position will be cut, as will field trips. The district superintendent said she’s grateful for the community’s support. The district said starting Wednesday, they’ll be back to the drawing board, this time preparing for the 2014-2015 school year.

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