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Voters in Edgemont, Scarsdale Approve School Budgets

The Scarsdale and Edgemont School Districts held elections today.

Despite the rain and fog, a small number of Edgemont and Scarsdale residents hit the polls to vote today.

Both districts held elections for their school districts' 2012-2013 budgets and Board of Education members

In Scarsdale, district voters made their choices in the Middle School Gym.

The went before the voters today and was approved with a vote of 573 in favor and 152 opposed.

The budget had a 79 percent passage rate, according to District Vote Chair Richard Toder.

To view the full Scarsdale school district proposed budget, click here.

In addition to the budget, Scarsdale voters cast ballots for two Board of Education members. In Scarsdale, both candidates were incumbents.

The candidates, Lewis Leone, Jr. and Mary Beth Gose, were both re-elected. Leone Jr. received 591 votes and Gose received 589 votes.

After the polls closed, Superintendent of Schools Michael McGill said the Board of Education "worked very hard to propose a responsible budget."

McGill said the budget will allow programs in Scarsdale schools to continue and he is grateful for the voters' support.

And down the road, Edgemont School District voters voted yes on the proposed $50,149,261 budget for the 2012-2013 school year.

The budget received 505 votes in favor and 102 votes opposed.

The Edgemont budget reflects a .58% increase in spending and a tax-rate increase of 3.35%.

Edgemont had two candidates up for two open Board of Education spots.

Candidate Jennifer Darger received 494 votes and Brian Yarrington received 491 votes.

To view the full Edgemont school budget click here.

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