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BUDGET REJECTED AGAIN BY OAKFIELD-ALABAMA VOTERS

Voters in the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District Thursday rejected for a second time a proposed 1990-91 budget.

The $7,937,000 spending plan lost, 486-374. The original $8 million budget was turned down five weeks ago.

Superintendent Norman E. Fagnan said he would call a meeting of the School Board next Thursday to decide on future action.

After the May 23 defeat and two public hearings, the board pared $114,000 and reduced the estimated tax rate hike to 12.2 percent from 18.5 percent. Critics of the budget contend that additional cuts can be made without affecting the quality of education. Fagnan blamed the more than 7 percent increase on a sharp drop in state aid.

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