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Capers, Ramos win board seats in Elmont

Elmont, Sewanhaka, Franklin Square budgets pass


The voters have spoken. Tiffany Capers will keep her seat on the Elmont elementary school district education board, while Angel Ramos will join for the first time after ballots were tallied May 16.

Capers retained her seat on the board with 990 votes, Capers was the clear leader among those on the ballot. Ramos picked up 836 — enough to unseat one of the longest-standing Elmont board members of 15 years, Anthony Maffea.

Both Ramos and Capers will serve three-year terms, which will commence in July when they are officially sworn in.

Elmont’s $111 million budget for the upcoming academic year also passed with just shy of 1,000 votes. This budget will allow the district to fund two classes of full-day Universal Pre-K in each of the six schools — educating approximately 240 youngsters.

The Franklin Square Union Free School District's $48.1 million budget passed with 567 votes. William Leder also retained his seat on the board after running unopposed.

The Sewanhaka Central High School $244 million budget passed with 939 votes, intended to aid in the implementation of new courses and several improvement projects across all five schools in the district next year.