Southampton, East Hampton Town Residents To Vote On School Budgets Tuesday

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018

TROY, N.Y. Voters will head to the polls throughout the day Tuesday to vote on their local school district's 2018-19 proposed budgets along with school board candidates.

Of those, about 48% of the districts have proposed raising taxes by ever dollar they can without breaking the tax cap, according to date from the State Education Department.

The Mamaroneck school district is seeking approval for a $138.9 million budget, which is up 2.84 percent over the current spending package. The caps limit annual increases in local school property taxes under a formula based largely on the inflation rate, and districts that keep within those boundaries have found it to be a sure path to success with voters.

In addition to general spending plans, many districts are asking for residents to vote on capital projects and spending on school buses.

The Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in a closed session to consider labor matters and whether to expel certain students.

The MMSD school board will be voting on the final decision in a week.

"The School Board has not been consulted by the city about how this impacts our plans for our mix of schools", Gonzales wrote the Express in an email.

The fright factor now may be that voter disinterest could result in school boards being less accountable to the citizens they represent.

He declined to say when the incident happened, whether it involved a student or whether the school district was aware of the issue prior to the federal investigation since the details could reveal private student information.

More than half of homeowners in Nassau County and almost one-third in Suffolk pay $10,000 or more in property taxes, compared with a national rate of 4.4 percent, according to Attom Data Solutions, a California-based real-estate information company.

"Greene Central School was faced with approximately $900,000 in initial budget shortfall, for the 2018-2019 school year". With the receipt of some additional state aid combined with funds from our reserves, the budget gap was reduced to $400,000.

Lilley has worked for the school district for nine years.

The Board will recognize Student Representative Juliet Stephenson, an Alhambra High School senior who is one of two students, along with Alan Kobylik, who has been named a Citizen of the Year by the Martinez Chamber of Commerce.

HOLLAND PATENT -Voters in the Holland Patent school district will decide on the district's $34.5 million proposed 2018-19 budget.

The Board also will be asked to spend some money saved on the construction of Alhambra High School Building K on the Las Juntas Elementary School community play field.

Polling hours are from 7:30 a.m.to 8 p.m.at Schools 2, 12, 14, 16, 18, and CHS.