State investigates Long Island schools in budget voting probe

State officials are investigating whether area school districts bought software from Bold in order to track voter turnout on the days of school budget votes.

State officials are investigating whether area school districts bought software from Bold in order to track voter turnout on the days of school budget votes.

State officials are investigating whether area school districts bought software from Bold in order to track voter turnout on the days of school budget votes. (4/23/13)

BELLPORT - The state is investigating dozens of Long Island school districts in a budget voting probe.

Parent Noel Feustel says he filed a Freedom of Information request with the Bayport-Blue Point School District after a $12,000 expenditure caught his eye. He says he found that the district was paying Bold, a Bellport-based data tracking company that advertised that it could help school districts get budgets passed.

State officials are investigating whether area school districts bought software from Bold in order to track voter turnout on the days of school budget votes. Districts have been warned not to use the program, pending the outcome of a state probe.

Newsday says as many as 60 school districts across Nassau and Suffolk may have used the company's services.

Officials with Bold did not respond to requests for comment.

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