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Voters Pass 2012-13 Lynbrook School District Budget

All three propositions also passed by residents.

Residents passed the 2012-13 Lynbrook School District budget Tuesday by a final margin of 1,063 votes to 605.

The approved budget of $74,468,696 was a 2.156 percent increase over this year's budget of $72.89 million.

Lynbrook's tax levy limit was 2.36 percent. The current budget carries a tax levy of 2.34 percent, or $64,423,666, according to the school district.

Incumbent trustees Rob Paskoff and Sean Strife ran unopposed and were re-elected for their second and third terms, respectively, while Board President Cathy Papandrew was also re-elected for her fourth term, also unopposed.

On top of the budget, residents also approved three separate propositions, including the installation of a turf field at .

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The three approved propositions are as follows:

  • Proposition No. 2, which passed by a margin of 1,107 votes to 535, will remove $98,000 from the technology replacement reserve fund. This money will pay for upgrades to switches and servers, printer and monitor upgrades, and the transformation of the high school art technology lab into a Macintosh platform. Approval of this proposition will have no effect on the tax levy, according to the school district. 
  • Proposition No. 3, which passed by a margin of 1,019 votes to 594, will extend the technology replacement fund. The current reserve is set to expire on June 30 -- once expired, the district would not be allowed to replenish the fund. A "yes" vote allows the district to continue to put money away toward eventual technology upgrades, according to the district.
  • The approval of the fourth proposition, which passed by a margin of 887 votes to 721, allows the district to remove $5,550,000 from the capital reserve fund. This will pay for an elevator, music rooms, exterior restroom, district storage space and sod field space at . It would also fund the relocation of the baseball field to , improve track and field facilities at South and install a turf field at , according to the school district.
class of 87 May 16, 2012 at 02:33 PM
About time Lynbrook residents voted to bring our fields into the 21st century.
Rocco Bruno May 25, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Re: relocation of the baseball field to South Middle School YIPEE!!

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