Polls open for school budget voting

Polls open for school budget voting

Polls will be open across the state from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.

The East Quogue School District will be asking taxpayers to vote on a proposed $25.1 million operating budget for the 2018-19 school year, which will increase the tax levy by roughly 2.7 percent.

Residents across the Hudson Valley are heading to the polls today to vote on school district budgets.

District spokeswoman Rachel Strauch-Nelson said the policy change is part of a routine update of policies and is meant to "codify the board's current ways of working".

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights says the Laramie County School District No. 1 had an investigation opened on April 9 that involves sex discrimination - specifically sexual harassment - and disability discrimination. Shawn Smeltzer, is seeking a first term on the Board of Education.

There are school board candidates on some ballots.

The Mamaroneck school district is also asking voters to override the tax cap.




Voting will be held from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the middle school gymnasium.

Appointed positions for the 2018-2019 school year will also be up for a vote Monday.

ROME - The two propositions on the ballot involve a proposed $117.9 million district budget for 2018-19, and an approximately $4.92 million energy-performance project for RFA and Staley.

It's almost identical to the budget proposal the board rejected last week so board members could spend more time reviewing budget figures.

"Doing so would allow you as a board and administration to address these pressing concerns and give you time as a board to look at alternative plans to save the $1 million that closing a school would put back into the general fund", he said. The three-year ConnectED grant has a value of $432,000. Also vying for a seat on the board are newcomers Katrina Talbot Bratge and Denise A. Szarek.

The additional funds were initially for three additional school-resource officers. The proposed overall budget is $12,232,212.

Clark said some of the teaching staff, specifically the ones caring for and monitoring kids who need special services, will be moving with the students. Any increase to the tax rate will be offset significantly by lowered maintenance costs, the district said in its budget newsletter.

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