HEAT ALERT

Steamy stretch of weather arrives on Long Island; temps will feel like between 90 to 95

Special school board meeting held after Sayville School District fails to pass budget

Sayville School District officials and concerned parents attended a special school board meeting Wednesday night to discuss their failure to pass a budget. Sayville was one of three Long Island school

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2014, 6:16 AM

Updated 3,674 days ago

Share:

Sayville School District officials and concerned parents attended a special school board meeting Wednesday night to discuss their failure to pass a budget.
Sayville was one of three Long Island school districts which saw its budget get voted down by residents. All three districts, Sayville, Bridgehampton, and West Babylon, were attempting to override state tax caps. The override requires a supermajority 60 percent vote of approval from residents.
In Sayville, the budget didn't even get a 50 percent yes vote. Long-time resident Harry Ehlers says there's a reason for that.
"Maybe our taxes were not going to go up more than $100, $200, but it's going up all the time, and there's no clamp down on it," said Ehlers.
The Sayville school board announced potential revisions that could leave the budget below the state tax cap during Wednesday's meeting. Options include cutting assistant coach positions, eliminating secondary summer school and not filling certain other non-essential district positions left vacant after staff retirements.
Some opponents say the district's administrators should slash their salaries before making cuts elsewhere.


More from News 12
2:44
Spokesperson: 2 people slashed following graduation at Hofstra University for Academy Charter Schools students

Spokesperson: 2 people slashed following graduation at Hofstra University for Academy Charter Schools students

2:24
HEAT ALERT: Feels-like temps in the low-90s for Thursday and Friday; storms possible

HEAT ALERT: Feels-like temps in the low-90s for Thursday and Friday; storms possible

0:57
Caught on camera: Wantagh homeowner's Ring doorbell footage catches porch pirates stealing iPhones

Caught on camera: Wantagh homeowner's Ring doorbell footage catches porch pirates stealing iPhones

1:51
Police: 2 men arrested for stealing ATMs from several Suffolk businesses

Police: 2 men arrested for stealing ATMs from several Suffolk businesses

2:46
‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

0:24
Police: 2 women on paddleboards rescued from Long Island Sound

Police: 2 women on paddleboards rescued from Long Island Sound

1:00
Baldwin baby goes home after 6 months in NYU Langone Hospital's NICU

Baldwin baby goes home after 6 months in NYU Langone Hospital's NICU

1:08
Garden Guide: 3 tips for perfect orchids

Garden Guide: 3 tips for perfect orchids

0:31
Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

1:34
What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's Sunday sauce

What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's Sunday sauce

2:13
Voters in Sachem and West Babylon school districts approve budgets

Voters in Sachem and West Babylon school districts approve budgets

2:06
Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

2:28
Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

1:06
Long Beach City Council unanimously approves starting beach season earlier

Long Beach City Council unanimously approves starting beach season earlier

1:41
Police: Justin Timberlake charged with DWI in Sag Harbor

Police: Justin Timberlake charged with DWI in Sag Harbor

1:47
Inaugural Black Legacy Awards and Juneteenth Awards Dinner held in Hempstead

Inaugural Black Legacy Awards and Juneteenth Awards Dinner held in Hempstead

0:21
Suffolk DA: Alleged MS-13 gang member indicted for attack that blinded 2 men

Suffolk DA: Alleged MS-13 gang member indicted for attack that blinded 2 men

0:22
Police: Man wanted for stealing tools, security camera from Coram garage

Police: Man wanted for stealing tools, security camera from Coram garage

1:26
Made on Long Island: Kate’s Vintage Rose in Stony Brook

Made on Long Island: Kate’s Vintage Rose in Stony Brook

1:48
Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow