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Long Islanders head to the polls to vote on school budgets; 6 look to pierce tax cap

In Sachem, the school board wants to hike taxes by 4.87%, which would be about $27 a month for residents.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2024, 9:50 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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Polls are open across Long Island this morning for school budget votes.
A total of six school districts are looking to pierce the tax cap.
It means they are looking to spend more money than the state would allow.
The districts will need approval from a 60% super majority of voters.
The six districts are Port Washington, West Babylon, East Hampton, Springs, Amagansett and Sachem.
In Sachem, the school board wants to hike taxes by 4.87%, which would be about $27 a month for residents.
VIDEO: Robert Lowry, Deputy Director of the State Council of Superintendents, discusses the budget process
The proposed budget would keep all current programming and all current sports offerings among other things.


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