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Voters go to polls to decide school budgets
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Voters are going the polls and speaking out about their school budgets. The polls opened Tuesday morning, and they close at various times Tuesday night, depending on the district.

Voters are deciding the fate of the proposed 2012-2013 budgets.

This year, many school budgets are calling for deep cuts in spending, programs and staff.

Protesters gathered in Averill Park Monday afternoon. It was a last minute push to get Averill Park's budget passed.

The proposed budget would slash 30 jobs, cut programs, increase class size, and it includes a 3. 95 percent tax levy increase but some residents say a contingency budget would be much worse.

Budget cuts are also on the line in Bethlehem. That district is proposing to cut 57 jobs and raise the tax levy by 3.99 percent.

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