Hornell voters approve proposition that saves programs
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HORNELL, N.Y. -- Voters in the Hornell City School District were back at the polls Tuesday night. They voted in favor of a proposition that saves athletics and extra curriculars like band, chorus, and National Honors Society.
The district's base budget passed in May. But the proposition exceeded the two percent tax cap and needed a supermajority of 60 percent to pass. This time around, it received nearly 64 percent of the vote.
"I mean without sports, we have nothing. And I think sports teaches children the basic things in life," Anne Watt said.
"I can't afford to keep paying for these kids to have fun. When I went to school, we had to work when we got out of school. Now all they do is play and they keep costing more money every year," Jack Loper said.
If the proposition had failed a second time, sports and extra curriculars would have been cut next year.