School districts with rejected budgets mull next step
One-hundred-fourteen Long Island school budgets were approved on Super Tuesday. However, taxpayers in 10 districts rejected their school district's spending plan.
This year residents voted down budgets in East Rockaway, Garden City, Herricks, Levittown, West Hempstead, Westbury, Elwood, Port Jefferson, West Babylon and Wyandanch.
School officials in those districts are meeting to discuss what the next step is.
Wyandanch had the largest proposed tax increase on Long Island at nearly 14 percent. The school is faced with the choice to either send the plan back for a re-vote or go to a contingency plan. The contingency plan would cut sports programs and after school activities.
For Elwood, the contingency budget would mean 23 teacher layoffs, no athletic programs, co-curricular programs or field trips.
Any district deciding to hold a re-vote has to hold it on June 15.
Wyandanch school budget voted down
10 school budgets rejected, dozens others passed
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