Fulton voters approved a new school district budget, but the vote for a seat on the Board of Education is close enough that the district will undertake a recount Wednesday morning.
The budget was approved 623 – 573, a margin of about 52.1% to 47.9%.
Residents voted at one of the district’s four elementary schools. Only those voting at Fairgrieve Elementary had more no votes than yes votes.
A wide-open contest for four open seats on the Board of Education produced a very close vote for the fourth seat.
The unofficial votes:
- David Cordone: 830 votes;
- Barbara Hubbard: 785;
- Fred Cavalier: 612;
- David Carvey: 575;
- Teri Loetterle: 570;
- Christina Plath: 472;
- Sandy Rogers: 416.
The closeness of the vote between Carvey and Loetterle is the reason for the recount.
Three members of the current board opted not to run for reelection. A fourth resigned mid-term because of what was said to have been a personal issue.