JULIE LANE PHOTO School district Business Official Tim Laube outlined final budget changes April 19 prior to Board of Education members unanimously approving the spending plan they will submit to voters next month.
After months of planning, the Board of Education on April 19 unanimously adopted a proposed $11.3 million budget, up from the $10.96 spending plan for the current school year that ends June 30.
The new proposal will not pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap. (more…)
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All three incumbent candidates for the Board of Education are seeking re-election to three-year terms this May.
Alfred Brigham Sr., Linda Eklund and Elizabeth Melichar will face competition from at least one other candidate. The top three vote-getters will be elected to the board. (more…)
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To the Editor:
It befuddles why your editorial (“Vote no on extra transportation costs”, March 16), is painting the petition to transport students to Our Lady of the Hamptons (OLH) as an adversary of the school district budget. The proposed budget for 2017-18 is $11,291,936. The cost to transport students to OLH (if transportation is not shared with Hayground and Ross) is $65,736. That’s 0.58 percent, half of one percent, of the entire budget. To target this expense as the line item that will “break the bank” is sheer nonsense. We can do math. (more…)
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A petition from parents seeking transportation to Our Lady of the Hamptons School forces a serious fiscal challenge to the Shelter Island School District struggling to keep taxes within the state-imposed rate cap. (more…)