Voters head to the polls to weigh in on LI school budgets

MASTIC BEACH - It is ?Super Tuesday? and voters are heading to the polls today to decide on their school districts' budget. Most Long Island districts are facing about a 4 percent school tax hike.

Officials say New York is dealing with record cuts in school aid, which is forcing districts to ask for more money.

The districts asking for the largest increases are William Floyd, with a proposed 12 and a half percent hike, Seaford, which is asking for an almost 9 percent increase, Floral Park-Bellerose, Bridgehampton and Port Jefferson.Some William Floyd High School students say their education is worth the extra $138 more a year, others disagree.

As News 12 Long Island showed you in a school taxes special, school aid is being slashed throughout the state and districts are being forced to cut back.

Across Long Island, up to 1,200 teachers are being laid off, with sports and other programs in jeopardy.

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