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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- In Jordan-Elbridge, the public soundly rejected their district's spending plan.
The budget would have raised taxes 7.3 percent and would have eliminated 30 positions, 18 of them teachers. JV sports teams would also see cuts.
Voters said with all the cutbacks and the recent controversy in the district, they did not want to see the spending plan pass.
"Bring sports back, we have to bring some things back, some teachers, I think there're too many cuts. I think that the board has to re-evaluate everything. We need new people in there," Elbridge resident David May said.
"The tax levy is huge on the taxpayers and I feel that people just can't take this burden," Elbridge resident Sherry Herrmann said.
For those districts whose budgets failed, they can now make changes and give the public another vote or go to a contingency budget.