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East Meadow School District budget has passed

Incumbents Tell and Napolitano are re-elected

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The East Meadow School District 2021 to 2022 school year budget has passed and incumbents Melissa Tell and Eileen Napolitano will continue to serve the Board of Education as trustees.

The $218.9 million budget represents a budget increase of 2.18 percent and is supported by a tax levy increase of 1.50 percent, which is below the district’s 1.88 percent tax levy cap for the 2021 to 2022 school year.

Under this budget, all programs and services currently offered will be maintained. In addition, the budget supports dual-enrollment courses for high school students, providing 30 classes that will allow students to earn college credit. The budget also expands the district’s REACH program, which allows students with special needs to remain in the district.

Capital projects, ranging from a new parking lot at McVey to new gymnasium LED lighting at East Meadow High School, were included in the budget and funding for ongoing Covid-19 related expenses are covered as well.