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Polls open for school budget voting

Polls open for school budget voting

In Sag Harbor, district residents will be asked to approve a proposed $41.88 million budget for the 2018-19 school year, along with a proposition to reduce the mileage limit for transporting students.

The reduction follows a trend of the board slicing the district's overall property tax rate in recent years.

Stephenson has been the Board's student representative for two years.

Bridgehampton voting hours are from 2 to 8 p.m.at the school.

The capital project calls for several energy-efficiency improvements in all buildings; safety and security upgrades; mechanical upgrades in all buildings; a new multi-purpose turf athletic field and a pool renovation at the high school/middle school complex; and technology-related upgrades for educational facilities. The budget proposal would increase the tax levy to voters by approximately $200,000, or 3.4 percent.

The new inter-local agreement is a fusion of both proposals that would see the City and L.P.S each contribute a little over a million dollars from their budget per year.

This is an expansion of an effort that started in the fall of 2016 with sixth-graders and added seventh-graders last fall.

According to Will Clark, COO of New Haven Public Schools, the board of education voted to close Creed High School, New Light High School and New Horizons High School at the end of the school year.

When it comes to prioritizing and implementing plans to address student performance outcomes, the board scored the school chief as "effective", noting that while she's come up with a plan to review special education and English language learning, it had yet to receive her specific recommendations for improvement.

The proposed tax levy increase is 4.27%, which is below the New York State property tax cap of 4.57% that applies to East Greenbush, requiring a simple majority to pass the budget.

The time has come for voters in school districts across the region to decide on 2018-19 school budgets. The partial term will run from July 1 to June 30, 2020. The hotspots will be divided between East, West, and Expo high schools as well as the middle schools based on need.

Those in the Lansingburgh Central School District will vote on a $50,696,799 budget, representing an 8.59 percent increase.

In Eastport South Manor six candidates-five of whom are newcomers-are running for two open seats on the School Board.