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MARYVALE TO RESUBMIT SCHOOL BUDGET BOARD SCHEDULES 2ND VOTE FOR JULY 10

The Maryvale School District will have a second vote July 10 on the proposed $21.9 million 1990-91 budget that was defeated by 22 votes June 5.

The School Board decided Monday evening to present the proposal again, after several community organizations urged a second vote and pledged to work for voter approval.

Voting will be from noon to 10 p.m. in the high school.

Representatives of the Maryvale Sports Boosters, the North Cheektowaga Amateur Athletic Association, the district's four Parent-Teacher Organizations and the Maryvale Teachers Association attended the meeting, and petitions with more than 200 signatures urged the board to hold a second vote.

The 270 "no" votes were about average for Maryvale budget votes over the last five years but the 248 "yes" votes were considerably fewer than the average, Dr. Robert A. Binner, schools superintendent, said.

"The general feeling was that it was apathy which resulted in a lower than average voter response," he said. Fewer than half of the district's non-teaching employees who live in the district voted, he added.

The board adopted an austerity budget of $154,380, less than the budget to be revoted July 10, to permit the district to operate in the year beginning July 1.

The austerity budget will increase the property tax rate by 84 cents and the transportation budget approved by voters will increase it by 46 cents for a total increase of $1.10 over the current rate of $14.44.

If the full budget is approved July 10, the tax rate will go up an additional 31 cents to $16.05, Binner said. The tax-rate projections are approximations, he added.

The Maryvale High School graduation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Villa Maria College auditorium will have three student speakers chosen on the basis of a speaking competition, as has been the case in recent years.

The procedure was reviewed after a complaint last year that the student with the highest average was not included as a speaker.

The senior class voted to continue the practice in which seniors in the English honors class participate in a public-speaking competition, with a panel of teachers selecting three to participate at commencement.

The board also:

Scheduled its annual reorganization meeting for 7:30 p.m. July 9.

Received a report that medical wastes were found on a site off district property adjacent to the middle and intermediate schools. District personnel will monitor the situation, but responsibility lies with the property owners and other agencies, the board was told.

Granted tenure to Dr. Francis Dahill, school psychologist.

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