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Syosset School Polling Sites Reduced to 3

Syossest BOE halves polling sites, says reduction will cut costs to district.

The Syosset Board of Education approved a resolution to change the district’s number of polling sites for the school budget and trustee vote from seven to three during its Oct. 28 meeting. The BOE said the reduction will make the voting process more efficient and save the district money. 

After an expansion to seven schools in 2005, this measure reverts the budget voting procedure back to three schools, which had proved successful for several decades prior. The BOE estimates that the district will realize significant short and long-term savings by reducing the number of polling sites.

Under the new initiative, voters will be assigned to either Robbins Lane Elementary School, H.B. Thompson Middle School or Syosset High School for the annual budget vote and trustee election. General elections run by the county will not be affected. This will take effect for the 2014-2015 budget vote and trustee election on May 20, 2014. 

For additional information, contact District Clerk Francine Benjamin at 516-364-5605.

DDB November 11, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Was the last budget vote that close? I suppose people in the district with no kids in school must have all figured out where to vote on the budget night. Time to shake em up again!
Irene November 11, 2013 at 02:28 PM
They need to start consolidating the school district and get rid of some of the superintendents. School taxes are finally destroying people's lives and they are moving out of Syosset in droves. It's a very good school system but it is way too expensive. School taxes should be income based for all.

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