A school budget for the 2010- 2011 school year fell by 8 votes in Fulton but passed by nearly 100 votes in Hannibal and by almost 300 votes in Oswego.
Fulton’s budget fell 595-587, a turnout that Superintendent of Schools Bill Lynch said was “not a high turnout, but a good turnout.”
Incumbent Board of Education member Brian Hotaling won reelection, while former board member Janet Truong won the other open seat.
In Hannibal, the budget passed 528 – 435.Â Former Board of Education member Mike LaFurney won one of the three open seats on the board.Â Erin Hess won the second seat.Â Both will serve five year terms.Â Madeline Pittorf will serve a one year term.Â She may not be able to run for reelection. Voters approved reducing the board from 9 members to 7.Â Her one-year term and the regular term of current board member Fred Patane will expire next year.Â Unless another board member resigns, there will not be an election for seats on the board next year.
A proposition to buy two buses also passed.
In Oswego, the budget was approved by 2031 – 1735.Â It won voter approval in eight out of ten voting districts.Â Jim Tschudy and Kathleen Allen won terms on the Board of Education.Â A bus replacement plan won easy approval.
Budgets have also been approved in APW, Mexico, Phoenix, Pulaski and Sandy Creek.