Hewlett-Woodmere school district budget passes


The Hewlett-Woodmere school district budget of $138 million was approved by a vote of 1,254 to 529 on May 21. It is a roughly 3 percent increase from the current budget.

District transportation costs are increasing 15 percen and administrative and district wide services wll see an uptick of roughly 5 percent.

All the trustee cadidates —incumbents Judy  Menashe, 1, 362, and Francois Tenenbaum, 1,264, and first-time candidate Meredith King, 1,257, all ran unopposed. All terms are three-years.

Proposition 2 toestablsh a capital resrve fund was approved 1,126 to 464.

The Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library budget of $6.9 million was passed 1,275 to 470. The increase over the current fiscal plan is  $233,000. The majority of the is $115,000 in general operations and personnel spending.

Michele Chaikin, another first-time candidate an unpoosed for the library board and garnered 1,095 votes for the  five-year term.