NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The New Rochelle School Board saw low turnout for this year’s school and library budget and candidate votes.
Although district and board members are happy about passing of the budget, they say they would have liked to have seen more residents exercise their right to vote.
“We’re disappointed about the turnout,” said New Rochelle School Board President Chrisanne Petrone.
Petrone said 6.04 percent of the city's 41,087 registered voters came out to exercise their civil right.
This number is lower than past year’s percentage of eight percent, Petrone said.
This year's election saw Petrone and incumbent school board member David Lacher up for re-election in uncontested races, and the passing of a budget with no surprises.
New Rochelle School Superintendent Richard Organisciak said the district’s $234,174,978 budget passed because voters took the recommendations made by the citizen’s actions committee into consideration.
New Rochelle voters also passed the library’s $4,468,996 budget.