The Owego Apalachin School District has less money than it originally wanted for programs and operational costs next year, but it will not be forced to go to a hold-the-line contingency budget.

Residents June 18 approved a revised proposed budget in a vote of 1,281 - 786 which increases the tax levy by 2.8%

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Voters rejected the original budget proposal that carried with it a tax levy increase of 3.8%.  District officials said both the original and revised budgets carried a tax increase within New York State’s mandated tax increase cap.

The second budget cut spending by about $170,000 from the original.  A contingency budget would have kept spending at the levels under the current budget and not allowed for extraneous expenditures like extra-curricular activities.