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[UPDATE] Sound Off: Are You Happy With the Lynbrook Budget Results?

Tuesday's vote saw the 2012-13 budget pass by a margin of 1,063 votes to 605.

This story was updated on May 16 at 11:45 a.m.

Lynbrook residents overwhelming approved a $74,468,696 district budget for the 2012-13 school year Tuesday.

The final tally for Tuesday's vote was 1,063 votes for and 605 votes against. The approved a tax levy was 2.34 percent.

"I am truly happy for the students of Lynbrook — they are the direct beneficiaries of these positive outcomes," Lynbrook Superintendent Dr. Santo Barbarino told Patch. "Our school community has made a statement that the education and experiences of our students is the top priority. I congratulate our voters as we celebrate the future for our students."

The weather had a clear effect on the amount of voters that came out, as the previous year's voting total was 1,384 votes for and 947 votes against — a difference of more than 600 voters from this year.

In the narrowest vote of the day — 887 votes for to 721 votes against — residents also approved proposition No. 4, which allows the district to remove $5,550,000 from the capital reserve fund to enhance several areas of the district, including the installation a turf field at Marion Street Elementary School.

Now, we want you, the readers, to tell us how you feel about the approved budget.

Do you agree with the budget passage? Should a turf field be installed for district use? Tell us in the comment section below.

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BigIdeas May 16, 2012 at 03:30 PM
It's a tough call. Due to the tax caps and finally some fiscal responsibility being displayed by the board, the reserve fund will not grow back to this size for years. That means if the roof on one of the building fails, we all have to pony up. But at least we have a turf field so we can keep up appearances when we play Hewlett.

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