WESTBURY - A school board meeting was held in Westbury tonight after residents in the district failed to pass its budget for the second year in a row.
According to outgoing board trustee Stanton Brown, voters rejected the budget again because it carried a 5.5-percent tax hike and the tax levy has at least doubled in the Westbury School District over the past 10 years.
Brown says that if the proposal stayed closer to the 2-percent cap proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y), then he expects it would easily pass.
School Superintendent Dr. Constance Clark Snead said the board's next step is to weigh their options behind closed doors in an executive session before they put another budget in the public's hands.
According to state law, the budget must be put to a revote by June 21.
Long Island School Vote 2011 ResultsMost school budgets pass across LI114 LI school budgets pass, 10 fail