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Westchester Voters Head To Polls For School Elections

Voters will be voting on school budgets and board elections.
Voters will be voting on school budgets and board elections. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- It is school budget season in Westchester.

Voters throughout the county will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to approve school budgets and elect trustees to the school board. Several school districts have propositions on the ballot.

In Bedford, incumbent Edward Render faces off against challenger Marie Scanlan. Residents have written letters of support for both candidates. The $129 million budget increases spending by 1.79 percent and increases the tax levy by 1.92 percent.

In Ossining, incumbents Graig Galef and Frank Schnecker are being challenged by Lisa Rudley, Diana Lemon, and Katherin Crossling with four seats open. Galef and Schnecker and Rudley and Lemon are running as slates. The $125.7 million Ossining budget increases spending by .36 percent and increases the tax levy by 2.1 percent.

In  Port Chester, incumbents Anne Capeci and Robert Johnson are being challenged by Thomas Corbia and Joseph Lodato with two seats open.  The $96 million budget increases spending by 4.3 percent and increases the tax levy by .77 percent.

In Ardsley, George Holt, Hrishi Karthikeyan and Pamela Epstein are running for two seats on the school board. The $67.5 million budget increases spending by 1.75 percent with a 2.52 percent increase on the tax levy. Voters will also decide whether to create a capital reserve fund.

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