10 school budgets rejected, dozens others passed
Voters in 10 districts across Long Island rejected their school budgets today.
Residents headed to the polls in 123 school districts to cast their ballots.
Last year, only two budgets were rejected and both districts moved into contingency budgets. This year residents voted down budgets in East Rockaway, Garden City, Herricks, Levittown, West Hempstead, Westbury, Elwood, Port Jefferson, Wyandanch and West Babylon.
The remaining 113 school districts passed their budgets today. Voters in Lawrence also passed their budget at an early vote last week.
The average proposed tax increase residents faced was 3.41 percent, though voters in Wyandanch considered the largest tax hike on the Island at nearly 14 percent.
Long Island School Vote 2010 Results School district websitesRevenue Sharing Information School Vote 2010