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School Budgets Approved In Nyack, Pearl River, South Orangetown

East Ramapo parents filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit last year against the school system, the state and four yeshivas for failing to provide an adequate education. East Ramapo has the largest school budget of any in Rockland County.
East Ramapo parents filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit last year against the school system, the state and four yeshivas for failing to provide an adequate education. East Ramapo has the largest school budget of any in Rockland County. Photo Credit: Advocates forJustice.net

This story has been updated.

School budgets were easily approved Tuesday by residents of all school districts in Rockland County.

A solid majority of voters in East Ramapo Central School District reelected incumbent Board of Education members Yehudah Weissmandel, Bernard L. Charles, Jr. and Pierre Germain.

And East Ramapo voters approved the annual school budget by a vote of 4544 to 3615.

Also elected in East Ramapo was Sabrina Charles-Pierre, to an unexpired school board seat that she was appointed to last year. Sabrina ran unopposed.

East Ramapo's approved school budget of $224.4 million is a 2.8 percent spending increase over this year.

More than 70 percent of voters in Clarkstown Central School District voiced their approval of its $195.5 million budget for 2016-17. That's a 2 percent spending increase over this year. Clarkstown's vote of approval was 2,371 to 955.

Voters approved a $70.9 million budget for Nanuet Union Free School District's which represents a 4.7 percent annual spending increase over this year. However, the tax levy is expected to decrease by about 3 percent under the proposal. The vote of approval was 401 to 160.

Voters approved a $218.3 million budget for the North Rockland Central School District for 2016-17 which is an increase of 3.8 percent from this year. However, residents also will enjoy a slight decrease in their property tax levy next year. The budget passed by a vote of 1,075 to 466.

Voters in the Nyack Union Free School District passed a $80.7 million school spending plan by a vote of 570 to 168. Next year's budget calls for a 2.7 percent increase in spending over this year.

Pearl River School District's $64.6 million budget for 2016-17 easily passed by a vote of 1,108 to 201. It will be about 1.7 percent larger than this year's school budget.

Voters approved the $134.58 million budget for the Ramapo Central School District -- which calls for a spending increase of about 2.2 percent. However, the tax levy is expected to remain unchanged next year. The budget was easily passed by a vote of 1,792 to 381.

Voters passed South Orangetown Central School District 's $86.65 million budget for next year, the county's smallest annual spending plan increase at about 0.8 percent. The vote of approval was 927 to 224.

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