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Polls: Stop Reading (for Now) and Go Vote

School budget and three spots on the Board of Education are on the ballot, and Patch wants to know what you're thinking.

Farmingdale's $150-million school budget for next year and three positions on the Board of Education are up for a vote Tuesday.

If you want to be first in line to vote, you'll have to get started in the wee hours.  Voting begins at 6 a.m. and continues untl 9 p.m., in the Howitt east cafeteria.

Board of Education trustees Shari Bardash-Eivers, Kathy Lively and Rick Morrison are seeking new terms. There are no challengers.

After months of discussion, more than a dozen public hearings and a detailed explanation of the budget on the district site, administrators are encouraing voters to approve the plan, the first put together under stricter state rules governing tax increases.

But are you persuaded? Have you made up your mind about whether to approve the budget? Are you planning to vote or just stay home?

Tell us in the poll below, and what your thinking is.

$3,077,110 for Howitt Middle School windows

$1,289,115 for Saltzman East Memorial windows

$1,281,525 for Albany Avenue windows

johnb May 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM
How about this. Make every household a single vote instead of what it is now. Have 2 parents and 2 kids over 18 living with you and you have 4 votes but only collect money from 1 household. Just not right, One house, one vote and then we will see real numbers.
johnb May 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM
All I hear is music and all day kindergarden are the first things to go then the sport programs. I don't want to see anything go except the wasted money, high salaries of administrators, all there assistants, and teachers. Do we really need all of them?
Rosemarie Stauber May 16, 2012 at 02:07 AM
FYI To :taxxpayerr (try spelling it correctly): 1. I do know a lot about money - my background is in the FINANCIAL AREA - so I am not a teacher as you seem to think. 2. But I did study music, and continue to do so. 3. The Fdale buget PASSED - 67% in favor. 4. At least I have the scruples to post here under my own name - you don't - and you can't even spell your made up name.
Jeffrey Lee May 16, 2012 at 02:27 AM
so are you saying Farmingdale is out of control just as Syosset or Commack? Last I checked it does not compare. Please explain educate the masses.
Jeffrey Lee May 16, 2012 at 02:31 AM
@ taxxpayer ahhhh thank you for the enlightenmint although still do not understand why you keep making fun of my disability by referring to me as little jeffrey? Do you think it is nice to make fun of those with a disability?

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