Breaking News: Schroon Lake School Budget Passes

We have just learned from a tipster that voters approved Schroon Lake Central’s revised budget by a vote of 188 to 133 Tuesday.

The first budget was overwhelmingly rejected in May by a vote of 269 to 190. The new budget was $89,000 more and included less staffing cuts and restoring some sports and after school activities.

The increase was offset by a $50,000 grant arranged by Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) to restore positions that had been cut in the first budget. A Federal grant raised an additional  $29,000. The school also saved $10,000 by directly hiring a speech therapist instead of contracting through the state.

The amount to be raised by taxes in the revised plan and the defeated budget is the same: $5.86 million, an increase of 2.28 percent