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The $23 million district budget, with 0.5 percent reduction in the tax levy, passed with over three-quarters of voters supporting it.

Kathy Johnson

Working long hours to serve her students, Johnson said educators should enjoy their work, as she does every day.

KNOX — It’s spring and with it comes rain, robins, Easter, and vacation!  We covered it all during April!

Kimberly Lovell and Nathan Elble are incumbents. Helen Lounsbury, Martin Szinger, and Randy Bashwinger are challengers. Candidates were asked about the school budget, the capital project, and other issues facing the district in the coming school year.

The hope is that the future vegetables and flowers will teach students about nutrition and agriculture, as well as provide for school lunches and other school programs.

GUILDERLAND — Three incumbents and two challengers are running for three seats on Guilderland’s board of education.

BERNE — A decision by the governor and the New York State legislature to extend the state’s current budget until May 31 has left many school districts concerned about how they will develop their own budgets without knowing the amount of state aid.

Based on aid in the governor’s budget proposal, Voorheesville plans to add two new teaching positions. The school board delayed finalizing its $24 million budget, though, as it waits for an overdue state budget.

The first night of dress rehearsals for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Theatre Troupe’s production of “The Music Man,” saw a flurry of preparation both onstage and off. The show opens Friday night.

BERNE — There are three seats up for election on the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board, and so far, at least three candidates — two incumbents and a former long-time board member — have confirmed that they are running.

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