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School budget and board member election results 2014

In local school board budget votes and elections, all school budgets passed, with a high voter turnout, overall.


The Frontier district budget passed, which cuts 23 positions, which can be lessened with retirements. The tax levy will increase 3.58 percent, for a budget of $74.23 million. Board candidate David Podkulski, with 1,213 votes, and incumbent Janet Plarr, with 1,089 votes, won the two board seats. Incumbent Jack Chiappone lost, with 935 votes.


Cameron Hall, with 2,163 votes, and Thomas Flynn, with 2,050 votes, captured the two board seats in a contentious six-person race. Candy Ditkowski garnered 1,051 votes, Kevin Steffan took home 792 votes, Andrew Loeb got 356 and Gary Klumpp took 351.

The budget was approved, 2,383 to 1,186. The budget cuts 16.6 full-time positions, eliminates intramurals, cuts a language and increases the tax levy to 4.2 percent. The budget totals $62.43 million.

Lake Shore

The budget passed 510 to 199, the vehicle referendum passed 481 to 226. For two open board seats, Dyan Scritchfield, with 517 votes, and Carla Thompson, with 561, will be on the board for three-year terms.

North Collins

A total of 219 voters voted “yes” on Proposition 1 (budget), with 58 voting no. This year’s school board budget will pass. Proposition 2, for two buses and one van, passed with 162 yes votes. Mark Snow was re-elected to a five-year term, unopposed.

Results will be updated as they become available. 

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