Minisink Valley school board mulling options after budget defeat

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Residents in Slate Hill resoundingly defeated the Minisink Valley School District budget that called for a 10.6-percent tax increase.

It is the second-straight budget defeat for the district.

Residents say that their taxes have quadrupled in just a few years and the added 10.6-percent is too much to handle.

"We are disappointed of course, but not in despair," said Superintendent John Latini. "We are looking to provide the best education program that the community can afford."

The district now faces deep cuts and layoffs.

The board will meet tomorrow to decide the district's next steps.

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