Corning-Painted Post School District to hold re-vote on budget


The Corning Painted Post School District will hold a re-vote on its budget on Tuesday after the previous budget failed to get enough votes on May 21st.

The original $139 million dollar budget featured a 4.97 percent tax increase, which was well over the 2.97 percent tax cap. Since it was over that cap it needed to hit 60 percent of the vote for it to pass. It only received 50 percent.

According to WENY-TV, the new budget will stay within the tax cap but will need $1.7 million in reductions to do that. If the new spending plan passes, 24 people will lose their jobs.

Polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18th. Voters can cast their ballots at the district administration building, Corning Town Hall, Corning High School and the Erwin Valley Elementary School.