RIPLEY - The vote was tight, but the results are in, and Ripley voters approved a measure giving the Ripley Central School Board of Education the power to tuition seventh- through 12th-grade students to Chautauqua Lake Central School.
The vote totals from Tuesday, Feb. 5 showed 282 voted for the measure while 262 voted against it, with five absentee ballot for and eight absentee ballots against. The exact wording of Proposition 1 was as follows: "Be it resolved that, pursuant to New York Education Law 2040 and other relevant Sections of Part II of Article 41 of the New York State Education Law, the Board of Education of the Ripley Central School District is hereby authorized to enter into a contact with another New York State school district for the education of all Ripley Central School District pupils in grades seven through twelve, said contract to be effective on or after July 1, 2013 for a term of not less than two and not more than five years, and to be upon such terms as shall meet the requirements of the New York State Education Law and be approved by the Board of Education."
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Ripley Central School Board of Education President Robert Bentley announces the results of the vote on Tuesday, Feb. 5 regarding tuitioning students in grades seven to 12 to Chautauqua Lake Central School.