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Waterloo School Budget Defeated-By 1 Vote


A Waterloo taxpayer living near the Skoi-Yase School and the Waterloo District offices hung this sign. School officials and Seneca County election officials say the sign was outside the 100 foot limit for violating election laws.  Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News.


Every vote counts, just ask Waterloo School District officials.

The Waterloo school budget was voted down Tuesday by just one vote.  The final count was 296-No, and 295-Yes.

The margin of defeat could have been a little larger had it not been for absentee votes.  The were a total of seven absentee votes mailed into the school district.  Six were in favor of the budget proposition, one was against for the 296 to 295 total.



Waterloo School Superintendent Terri Bavis (r) looks over the voter lists following Tuesday’s budget defeat. – Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News.

By law the school district cannot put up another budget, so it will adopt a contingent budget.

Speaking Tuesday on the FLX Morning Show, School Superintendent Terri Bavis says the district will have to cut spending without affecting students.

The turn-out was slightly less that it was in May when the original budget was defeated by eight votes, 304-296.


Seneca County Election Commissioner Tiffany Folk helps oversee the canvass of the ballots. Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News.
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