East Islip residents pack meeting to discuss school tax hike

Residents in East Islip packed a workshop Tuesday night to discuss a proposed 27 percent school tax increase. Officials say the crowd at the Early Childhood Center was rowdy and several heated exchanges

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2006, 3:34 AM

Updated 6,686 days ago

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Residents in East Islip packed a workshop Tuesday night to discuss a proposed 27 percent school tax increase.
Officials say the crowd at the Early Childhood Center was rowdy and several heated exchanges took place between those in attendance. Residents say the huge tax hike is too much to bear, but they add the alternative is also unacceptable. School officials say if the budget is rejected, the district will have to operate on a contingency budget that will cut sports, languages and AP classes. Officials add the contingency budget will include a 15 percent tax increase.
One resident suggested advertising on school buses to raise extra money. Another workshop will be held next week. The budget will be voted on in May.
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