Breakstone: Damage will be done to students where budgets failed

Jay Breakstone, of the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association, says the results of today's school budget votes are mixed.

According to Breakstone, contingency budgets provided by the state are less likely to preserve the quality of education than voter-approved budgets drawn up by the districts. Residents in at least seven districts, including Wyandanch, will get the opportunity to vote on a second budget.

Breakstone says voters in Shoreham-Wading River approved a budget this year based on their dissatisfaction with the contingency budget they operated under last year.

Though the budget presented to Wyandanch voters included a nearly 14-percent tax hike, Breakstone says students will feel cuts made in the second budget.

Click 'NEXT' under the video player to see a second interview with Breakstone.

Long Island School Vote 2010 Results School district websites Revenue Sharing Information School Vote 2010 10 school budgets rejected, dozens others passed

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