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Polls open for school budget votes Tuesday

Rochester, N.Y. -- School districts across Western New York will vote on their proposed budgets for the 2014-15 school year Tuesday.

In Greece, the proposed $210 million budget would bring a tax levy increase that would remain under the state tax cap. Voters will also be choosing three school board members among five candidates.

Brighton is one of two school districts in Monroe County that could break the tax cap of 1.8 percent. The district needs a super majority vote of 60 percent for that to happen. The actual rate increase would be closer to 2 percent. West Irondequoit is also looking to override the tax cap.

Fairport is putting a $114 million budget before voters that would keep the tax levy under the state cap. Voters there will also have a non-district ballot measure for a $4.3 million expansion of the public library.

East Irondequoits proposed budget stands just less than $70.2 million, with a tax levy jump that wouldnt override the tax cap. Three board members are running unopposed.

Pittsford voters are being asked to approve a $120 million budget with a tax levy bump that would remain under the tax cap. There are also four candidates running for two school board seats.

Polls open in most districts at either 6 or 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. For results, tune into 13WHAM News at 10 (Fox Rochester) and 11 p.m.

 
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