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Voter's Guide: Malverne, Lynbrook, West Hempstead School Budget, Board Elections

What you need to know for Tuesday's budget vote and school board election.

School district across the region will be voting on school budgets and elect new board of education trustees on Tuesday. Here is what Malverne, Lynbrook, and West Hempstead residents will vote on Tuesday.

Malverne

Malverne School District residents will vote on the district's $52,505,659 budget for the 2014-15 school year Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a 2.46 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year and a 2.06 percent tax levy increase.

This year's budget will apply $2.3 million from the reserve/fund balance to offset taxpayer burden, maintain core programs, expand the one-to-one iPad initiative to include grades 4-5 and 8-9, continued support of the Dare to Dream program, and triple enrollment in the BOCES Doshi STEM program. Read more in the district budget pamphlet here.

Incumbent Marguerite O'Connor is running against Jan Kasal and Cornelius Todd Smith for a place on the Board of Education.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Herber Middle School.

Lynbrook

Lynbrook School District residents will vote on the district's $77,229,010 budget for the 2014-15 school year.

The proposal calls for a 1.36 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year and a 1.46 percent tax levy increase.

Incumbents Alicemarie Bresnihan and Ellen Marcus  are running unopposed for places on the Board of Education.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Lynbrook High School, Lynbrook North Middle School, and Lynbrook South Middle School.

West Hempstead

West Hempstead School District residents will vote on the district's $57,235,856 budget for the 2014-15 school year.

The proposal calls for a 2.80 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year and a 1.42 percent tax levy increase.

Incumbents Pamela Lotito and Vincent Trocchia are running unopposed for places on the Board of Education.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at West Hempstead Middle School.

BigIdeas May 20, 2014 at 09:20 AM
At least Lynbrook schools are trying to keep the increase below 2% unlike the Village of Lynbrook that came in at 4.9% as calculated by what I am billed this year vs. last year.
BigIdeas May 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM
On second thought, I'm voting NO for the Lynbrook School budget. SD 20 promotes itself as being wonderful but it can't crack the top of the list. It tries hard but I think in the end it's a top 20% in the State. For the money they spend it should be in the top 5%.

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