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How Will You Decide to Vote on the School Budget? [Poll]

What's the key factor determining your vote today?

voters decide the fate of a $137 million budget for the coming school year.

The proposed spending plan is a modest 2.3 percent increase over last school year's budget. It maintains all existing programs and staff. The tax levy increase is just under 2.5 percent.

What factors go into your decision to vote yes or no?

Taxes? Programs? The people? Gut feeling?

Let us know in our poll and please comment below.

Tom May 15, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Half the tax base? It's because Jericho pays higher taxes. They will have a budget of $114,468,464 for a projected student body of 3,000 or $38,000 per student. Our budget is $137,263,959 for 5,000 students or $27,000 per student.
Tom May 15, 2012 at 09:27 PM
And our per student cost is $1,000 less than Syosset.
Joe Dowd May 15, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Very interesting discussion guys: Thanks. I'll covering the vote tonight. I'll send a bulletin when I know the outcome. jd
Simba May 15, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Tom Based on the MLSLI page if you compare home prices, they pay the same taxes as we do.
Tom May 16, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Then they must have more higher priced homes than we do. All I can tell you is that they spend $11,000 per student more than we do.

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