Half Hollow Hills SD proposes to close schools

Angry residents are reacting to proposals to close schools or raise taxes in the Half Hollow Hills District. More than 1,000 people attended a meeting

The residents attended a meeting last night and heard about

The residents attended a meeting last night and heard about "options" to slash $9.5 million from the budget. (1/8/13)

DIX HILLS - Angry residents are reacting to proposals to close schools or raise taxes in the Half Hollow Hills District.

More than 1,000 people attended a meeting at Half Hollow Hills East High School last night.

The residents heard about "options" to slash $9.5 million from the budget.

Newsday says those options include closing a school, reducing kindergarten to a half day, cutting chorus, orchestra, and elementary school band.

Another option is an 8.5 percent hike in the tax levy, which is way above the state's 2% cap.  

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