Voters approve Northville budget

NORTHVILLE – Voters in the Northville Central School District today approved the 2014-15 school budget, which the district put before the voters for a second time after voters rejected the plan in May.

Voters approved the budget in a vote of 388 to 238. The measure received a 62 percent supermajority vote. The proposal required at least a 60 percent supermajority because the budget exceeds the tax-levy cap of 1.12 percent.

On May 20, the first $10.6 million budget proposal received majority approval in a 255-179 vote. However, the proposal fell five votes short of the supermajority needed to pass.

The budget proposal carries an estimated tax-levy increase of 3.8 percent, or $217,000.

The budget adds a teaching assistant, a computer information officer, extra-curricular stipends, software for students, materials, and junior varsity softball and baseball.

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