Lynbrook board unanimously adopts budget


After three budget work sessions with presentations from administrators and comments from the public, the Lynbrook Board of Education adopted its 2013-14 budget on March 13 by a unanimous vote.

The spending plan totals $76.19 million dollars and features a budget-to-budget increase of 2.32 percent from the 2012-13 plan. The district has a maximum allowable tax levy — the amount that districts can raise revenue through property taxes — of 1.52 percent, according to Dr. Melissa Burak, interim superintendent.

Two additional propositions will be on the ballot; one dealing with capital projects and the other focusing on technology upgrades.

A proposed $1.39 million proposition would, if approved, replace the six-lane track at South and install new amenities for it, including areas for steeple chase and pole-vault. Also at South, the tennis court, gym bleachers and two interior and one exterior door would be replaced. North would also get new gym bleachers. The funds for the project would come from the capital reserve, which currently has $3.9 million remaining.

The other proposition is for $600,000 to replace and expand outdated technology infrastructure in all buildings as well as other technology items. There is currently $1.3 million in the Technology Replacement Fund, which would pay for the projects.

None of the additional propositions will affect the budget or the tax levy.

Voters will decide on the budget on May 21.