Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Dallas School Board okays $38.6 million preliminary budget

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Smith said each finalist will spend one day in the district touring schools and the community and interacting with board members, employees and the public. Prior to this post, he was superintendent of Northwestern Consolidated School District and Monroe Central School Corporation, both in Indiana.

The Mamaroneck school district is seeking approval for a $138.9 million budget, which is up 2.84 percent over the current spending package. The board can still adjust the numbers when it adopts a final budget on June 18.

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.

John Hildebrand is Newsday's senior education writer and has covered school news and policy issues affecting Long Island for more than 40 years. The largest source of budget revenue is state financial aid, at more than $37 million.

Polls are open until 9 p.m.

The proposed budget would increase the tax rate to 13.6338 mills.

Voting takes place from 2 to 8 p.m.at the Amagansett School.


The district's tax rate is $11.81 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Ethan Fick of D'Huy Engineering hands out hard hats to the Dallas School Board members in preparation of the upcoming Dallas Intermediate School groundbreaking ceremony on May 24. The candidates are: Melinda Leising, Donna Durr Arancio and Samuel Catterson.

Voters are encouraged to head to the polls Tuesday for school budgets. The law limits to $10,000 the amount of state and local taxes that property owners can deduct on their federal income taxes.

In Sagaponack, voting continues until 8:30 p.m.

In compliance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Board will consider declaring the District's need for fully qualified educators and will consider approving previously-reviewed new science course materials that would be used next year at Martinez Junior High School.

Voters in some other districts will also weigh in on various propositions. Heather Soroka, now serves as vice president of the school board and is seeking a second term on the Board of Education. He served as a principal in the district as well as in Richland School District 2 in Columbia.

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