Bemus Point Budget Passes On Second Try

Nearly 600 more people turned out and the Bemus Point school district budget passed on its second try, 601-440 on Tuesday night.

The proposed $13 million spending plan was voted down in a 227-215 vote nearly a month ago when 442 district residents voicing their opinion.

Since the failed vote on May 21, another public hearing was held and the school board approved a new $13 million plan with minor changes.

District administrators aimed to explain misunderstandings regarding the district’s tax cap, how education is changing and why the district needs to purchase technological equipment to keep up with those changes at its final public hearing.

See Wednesday’s edition of The Post-Journal for complete coverage.