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Will You Pass Smithtown's $215 Million School Budget?

Vote set for Tuesday; polls open from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The vote for the Smithtown Central School District's budget for the 2012-13 school year is less than 24 hours away, and you, the locals, will decide to approve it or reject it.

The proposed budget is , with a 2.23 percent tax levy increase over the 2011-12 budget.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

How will you vote? What are your thoughts on the proposed budget? Please let us know by participating in our poll and startig a conversation in the comments.

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jozee May 15, 2012 at 01:44 PM
the district just settled their contract, i guess they need the money now
Sticks60 May 15, 2012 at 01:53 PM
In reality if you really look at the contract it's the last year or the deal, 2014-15, when the biggest increase hits. I was just reading a mailing done by the teachers union in another district stating they cut their salay by 3 1/2 million dollars to help keep down the budget. Oh they must have written it in teachers' english because what they did cut was the increase in salary they were going to receive by signing a new contract. Interesting a cut in salary puts more money into the pay check at the end of the day.
aweissbier May 15, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Why not discuss what is happening in our town.
Argile May 15, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Voted! Last year was a fiasco when the busses were cut cause no one showed up to read the "poorly written and piss poor" budget saving idea by cutting bus service for those living up to 1.5 miles. Great Hollow was an absolute nightmare because of this. Let's hope voters learned their lesson. Remember, Decisions are made by those that show up.
Sticks60 May 17, 2012 at 02:28 PM
to aweissbier actually the administration did pick this very district as a distirct we should model ourselves after. I did not pick them. And to cover the big increases given last year and to cover them selves the board covered 4% of the budget with reserves. This year the reserves are gone and taxes are being raised 4.4% to cover a 1.5% increase in spending. As mentioned our administration stated just a few weeks ago that this district was a good one to look at for good ideas when it comes to contracts.


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