Canastota residents will head back to polls June 15

On June 15, voters in Canastota will again be asked to go to the polls to vote on the school district's budget once more.

The $24.7 million budget was defeated by nine votes last month, one of three budgets to be downed. After a special informational meeting in which residents were asked to voice opinions and questions, school board officials are hopeful for a positive outcome.

With three options before them; resubmitting the same budget, adopting a contingency budget or changing the budget, the board decided to keep the budget and allow residents to re-vote.

If the budget is again defeated, a contingency budget will be adopted.

In a statement on the district's web site, residents are warned of the outcome of another defeated budget. The loss of AYSO soccer, basketball and youth wrestling among others is a definite possibility if a contingency budget is to be adopted.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. on June 15 at Roberts Street School, Whitelaw Church, South Side School and the Clockville Town Hall.

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