School Notebook: Two Districts Go Above Tax Cap

A look at the week's top headlines from area school districts.

• Babylon Village

Richard S. Rozakis will become new Superintendent of Babylon Schools, effective July 1. Read the on Babylon Village Patch.

• Deer Park-North Babylon

The North Babylon Board of Education approved the school district’s proposed spending plan for the 2012-13 school year that includes a 2.59 percent tax levy increase, which is above the state tax cap. Read the on Deer Park-North Babylon Patch.

Deer Park School District adopts a $101.2 million budget as the teachers' union takes salary freeze for second year in a row to save $1.2 million. Read the on Deer Park-North Babylon Patch.

• Half Hollow Hills

The Half Hollow Hills Board of Education approved its budget of $221.9 million for the 2012-13 school year on Thursday at Chestnut Hill Elementary School. Read the on Half Hollow Hills Patch.

• Lindenhurst

The Lindenhurst Board of Education adopted a $141.7 million 2012-13 budget, representing a 1.07 percent year-over-year expenditure increase, and an associated 2.45 percent tax levy increase at the April 18 . Read the now on Lindenhurst Patch.

• Patchogue

Three open Board of Education (BOE) seats are not contested in this year’s annual Patchogue-Medford School District BOE election. Read the on Patchogue Patch.

• Sachem

The Sachem Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday night to adopt a $291.36 million budget for the 2012/13 school year. Read the on Sachem Patch.

• Sayville-Bayport

One Sayville resident is challenging one of the three Sayville Board of Education trustees up for re-election this year. Read the on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

There are officially four challengers and two incumbent trustees vying for three Bayport-Blue Point Board of Education seats this election season. Read the on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

• West Islip

The West Islip Board of Education adopted the proposed 2012-13 budget of $110 million Thursday night at its monthly meeting at the high school. Read the on West Islip Patch.

jared April 23, 2012 at 03:28 PM
how about instead of overridding the tax cap and driving tax payers off the island as well as your future tax payers, you figure out how to live within the means of the budget? LAWLZ were going bankrupt as a nation and we CONTINUE to spend....
Michael Corradino May 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM
The school districts only care about creating their own dynasty. The districts do not care about the educational skills of the children. Now we need principals, assistant principals, heads of departments, pensions that crippel the economy and a public be damned attitude.


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