Polls open in Beacon

May 18, 2010 Full story: Poughkeepsie Journal

Polls have opened in the Beacon City School District. Polling sites will be open until 9 p.m. Voters are being asked today to approve a $58.3 million budget for 2010-11 academic year that would raise spending by 2.38 percent.

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#1 May 18, 2010
I recall that many years past--these types of school-budget elections were held with each local school as a voting spot. Now that process is restricted to just a few locations. Thus making it easier for the controlling school bureaucracy and employees to manage ANY pro-budget outcome, along with encouraging a likely knee-jerk rubber-stamp "vote" by often clueless, numbers-limited voters.

I expect that the local sheep-heads will rubber-stamp (yet again) whatever the Beacon system school bureaucrats and employees deem "important".
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#2 May 18, 2010
May I add also, that there's a great deal of scaremongering "bait 'n switch" propaganda psychology applied by self-interested school bureaucrats and employees on any potential budget-voters.

Tried and true techniques designed to preserve cushy or convenient items within any total FY spending.

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