Voters Overwhelmingly Approve School Budgets

May 17, 2011 Updated May 17, 2011 at 11:29 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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May 17, 2011 Updated May 17, 2011 at 11:29 PM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY (WKBW) - Joe Przemielewski wonders if his property tax rate will ever stop going up.

"We're up to here in taxes," he said, holding his hand up to his chin just before he and his wife voted on the Cheektowaga Central School District budget proposal Tuesday night.

"We're the highest taxed in the county," he said. "Any raise is too much."

In Cheektowaga Central, taxes will go up by two percent in a spending plan passed by voters.

That extra two percent will not bring any extra benefit to children, however. 22 positions are being cut and spending is being slashed by 1.7 percent, despite the tax hike

It's still a bargain if you ask Carol Wittmer.

"I have grandchildren going here," she said. "I want them to have the best education they can."

Peggy Crawley, who lives in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District agrees.

"I think we have a very good district," Crawley said. "We've got to pass this."

Ken-Ton voters gave the district's spending plan their blessing, approving it on Tuesday.

But voters in Batavia, Medina and North Tonawanda defeated their school budgets.