School balloting this Tuesday
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State-mandated employee benefits increased by $63,685, and administrative expenses went up by $5,600. “We are trying to keep spending down as much as we can,” said Porcella, adding that the installation of energy-efficient lights has been cost-effective.
Samuel Francis, a Cedarhurst resident, is running unopposed for the five-year library trustee term. Francis did not return a call requesting comment before press time. Joel Schiff, the incumbent, died on April 8.
There are four polling places where residents can vote, depending on their election district: The Number Two School, at 1 Donahue Ave. in Inwood; Lawrence Middle School, at 195 Broadway in Lawrence; Lawrence High School, at 2 Reilly Road in Cedarhurst; and Atlantic Beach Village Hall, at 65 The Plaza in Atlantic Beach. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hewlett-Woodmere’s proposed budget is $109.6 million, an increase of 3.61 percent over the current spending plan. It includes the continuation of the Discovery lab program and Community Education classes, two programs residents fought for at two lengthy school board meetings. The estimated tax levy increase is 3.45 percent, and the tax levy — the total tax revenue the district needs to raise — is just over $97 million.
“The work of the Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education and administration has produced a sound budget that meets the expectations of our families and the community,” said Dr. Peter Weber, the district’s assistant superintendent for business.
Hewlett-Woodmere school board
Three resident are running for two seats in the at-large election, and the seats will go to the two candidates with the highest vote totals. The contenders are incumbent Harold Kislik, Mitchell Greebel and Fred Usherson.
Residents can vote at the Woodmere Education Center, at 1 Johnson Place in Woodmere, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
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