Public Hearing Monday on School Budget

TODAY's 5: Community can comment and ask questions about Plainview's proposed 2012-13 school budget plan tonight.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage will hold a public hearing tonight to hear from the public on its 2012-13 school budget proposal. The community is invited to comment and ask questions of the board.

The meeting is at the district offices at Mattlin at 7:45 p.m. The budget vote is set for Tuesday May 15.

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On Monday.

1. The $137 million plan represents a modest 2.2 percent increase in overall spending and maintains all staff and programs. The tax levy, the amount to be raised through property taxes, would increase by 2.5 percent. That figure is well under the state’s so-called tax cap, which is derived from a complex formula. Details of the budget proposal are on the district's website here.

2. On Sunday, hundreds took part in the annual NORC Walk. Click the blue link to see photos and a story about the event.

3. Bud Livingston talks the golden age of baseball history at 12:15 p.m. Monday at the and today's topic is 1939-1957.

4. The Manetto Hill Jewish Center has a beginning at 4:15 Monday.

5. There are many community events taking place this time of year in Plainview. We need your help with photos and information from those events. You can upload them directly to Plainview Patch (just sign in as a user and follow the prompts for announcements, blogs, event listings. It's easy.) or send them to joe.dowd@patch.com.

Sue Cohen May 07, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I would ask when do Plainview school administrators and teachers take a freeze on their wages, plus contribute more to their health care, as other Long Island districts are doing.
JOE May 09, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I agree. At the very least the next contract should call for a monetary freeze with no raises or step increases


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