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East Meadow School District residents can’t lose when they go to the polls on Tuesday. There they will decide whether to support the district’s proposed 2014-15 budget of $191.1 million — a 1.53 percent increase over the current spending plan. more
The Franklin Square Union Free School District’s budget for next year, $36.3 million, will raise taxes by an average of $60 per home — significantly less than the $107 district officials … more
Vote to approve Malverne school budget On Tuesday, Malverne voters will go to the polls to decide on the school budget for the upcoming year. We believe that the $52.5 million spending plan is … more
Elmont’s $83.7 million 2014-15 school spending plan will fund the current educational needs of its students, and maintain current class sizes and summer programs. The cost? An extra nickel per day … more
It’s time to address the elephant in the room: the school budget. Every year it grows larger, and taxes go up. It seems to be an unsustainable system. But, unfortunately, there aren’t any … more
On Tuesday, Oceanside residents will go to the polls to decide on the school budget for the upcoming year. We believe that the $142.24 million spending plan is well allocated, and the tax levy increase of 1.86 percent is needed. more
While the school district budget and school board candidates may get most of the attention, residents will also be voting for library trustees and the library budget on Tuesday. The Herald … more
The Sewanhaka School District has proposed a $175 million budget for 2014-15. Though it eliminates 13 teaching positions and one assistant principal, there are no glaring reductions of any student … more
Voters in Valley Stream’s school districts will vote on a combined $215 million worth of spending when they head to the polls on Tuesday. This year’s budgets are all tax-cap-compliant, and keep program intact. more
Endorsing the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District budget is, for us, a no-brainer. The district’s 2014-15 budget is set to rise by 1.97 percent, from $136.5 million this year to a little more than $139 million next year. And, despite a lower-than-hoped-for state aid increase of $200,000, the district does not plan to cut services for students. In fact, it is restoring some services such as BOCES dance, which had been cut during the leanest years of the 2008-09 recession and its aftermath. more
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