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White Plains Board of Ed Sets Election Date

This story has been updated.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The White Plains Board of Education announced its annual election and budget vote has been scheduled for May 15.

Voters will be able to elect three board members and decide on the proposed budget at six voting locations from noon to 9 p.m. Incumbents Peter Bassano and James Hricay will be running for re-election. Donna McLaughlin will not seek another term on the board. As of Wednesday, the district was aware of one new candidate: Rose Lovitch, the co-president of the PTA Council.

Voters will also get to vote on t he $188,765,466 spending plan , which would add two elementary school teachers, provide a full-time librarian at each elementary school and increase the property tax rate by 3.03 percent.

The three school board members elected to join the seven-person board will begin their three-year term on July 1, 2012.

Anyone who has lived in White Plains for at least a year and is 18 or older may run for a school board seat if they collect signatures from 100 qualified voters. Petitions are available at 5 Homeside Lane and must be returned with the 100 signatures by April 25.

White Plains residents who are not registered to vote or need to change their address can do so from noon to 5 p.m. on April 28th in the Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary School.

Absentee ballots are available through the district clerk, who can be reached at (914) 422-2071.

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