Syosset voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate on a for 2011-12 and to
The spending plan, which was adopted by the board on , includes a 1.86 percent increase, with a tax levy increase of 2.69 percent.
Syosset teachers and administrators on January 24 which will reportedly save the District $3.3 million. The District has stated that if the budget is voted down, however, that the contract freeze employees had agreed to would go back in the budget.
The School Board has said it would adopt a contingency budget should the budget fail, and Superintendent Carole Hankin had this to say at the budget meeting: "We would have to at that point look at program changes and personnel changes."
Should voters defeat the budget, however, the district does have the option of offering a revised budget to voters for a revote, which would be held on the third Tuesday in June.
There are three residents up for and all are running unopposed. Dr. Michael Cohen and April Neuendorf are both seeking re-election to their third term on the board, while Laura Schlesinger is the newcomer. Each term lasts three years.
The polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. at Syosset elementary schools.
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Be sure to check Syosset Patch Tuesday evening for updates, and check back at night for the results of the vote. We’ll have full coverage as soon as the information is available.