MASTIC BEACH - It is decision day and voters in Long Island?s 124 school districts are heading to the polls.
Residents from both Nassau and Suffolk are facing on average a 4 percent school tax increase. The districts asking for the largest increases are William Floyd, with a proposed 12 and a half percent hike. In addition, Seaford is asking for an almost 9 percent increase. Same goes for Floral Park-Bellerose, Bridgehampton and Port Jefferson. 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 LI, up to 1,200 teachers are being laid off, with sports and other programs in jeopardy.
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