Voter's Guide: Plainview Old Bethpage Budget, Board Election

Plainview Old Bethpage School District residents will vote on the district’s $145 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a 2.32 percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a 1.76 percent percent tax levy increase, which is within the state's tax cap.

"The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District and the Board of Education comprehensively created the 2014-2015 proposed budget in the best interest of our students and our entire community," School Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis said.  

"This budget will allow the District to maintain the high-level programs that our community has come to expect and deserve and also allows us to address needed maintenance of our buildings," she added.

Two candidates are officially running for two school board seats. Incumbents Debbie Bernstein and Ginger Lieberman are each on the ballot. Scott Limmer has launched a write-in campaign.

Voting will be held 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Old Bethpage Elementary School, Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School and Jamaica Avenue School.

Find polling information and more about the district's budget here

How do you plan to vote on the proposed school budget and school board election? Let us know in the comments section below.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »