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03/24/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

No threat
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…)

03/21/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Kathleen Springer speaking at the Board of Education meeting Monday evening in favor of funding transportation for Island students attending Our Lady of the Hampton School.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Kathleen Springer speaking at the Board of Education meeting Monday evening in favor of funding transportation for Island students attending Our Lady of the Hampton School.

The Board of Education completed budget workshops Monday night putting forth an $11.3 million budget proposal that won’t go above the state-mandated tax rate cap even if a proposition to provide transportation to Our Lady of the Hamptons (OLH) passes in May.

The current budget is $10.96 million. (more…)