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For Tioga School Budget, Second Time’s The Charm

The Tioga Central school district has a new budget after a re-vote yesterday. In May, voters turned down a budget with a big tax hike. This time, the district’s extracurricular activities were on the line, as was a big donation. Tioga Superintendent Scott Taylor says the whole district breathed a sigh of relief. The result: over a thousand people in favor of the budget and about 400 against.

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Tioga School District Lands Big Donation

The Tioga Central School District can breathe a little easier now. The district faced a budget crisis when voters rejected a tax hike last month, but a local businessman is stepping in to help. Tioga Downs casino owner Jeff Gural says he’ll foot the bill for the district’s extracurricular activities for the next two years. Gural plans to make the nearly $600,000 donation out of his own money. District sports and other activities faced cuts after voters rejected a proposed budget last month.