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Voter's Guide: Farmingdale School Budget, Board Election

Farmingdale School District residents will vote on the district’s $156 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a 2.03 percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a 1.74 percent percent tax levy increase, which is within the state's tax cap.

Two candidates are officially running for two school board seats. John E. Capobianco, an incumbent, and Ralph Morales are both running unopposed

Voting will be held 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Weldon E. Howitt Middle School.

Find polling information and more about the district's budget here

How do you plan to vote on the proposed school budget and school board election? Let us know in the comments section below.
taxpayer May 19, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Jeffery Jeffery.....vote no tomorrow..... stop the insanity..... realize what is going on supporting teachers is supporting ...pay increases.... we are voting our kids out of farmingdale..... wake up before your property taxes are 15,000 a year....
Frank Reagan May 20, 2014 at 01:02 PM
The School District is not at fault here our public schools are totally neglected by Governor Cuomo Can you believe he has not toured a SINGLE public school since he took office? He has severely underfunded our public schools. Our public school students have absorbed massive cuts to the arts, summer school, tutoring, and college credit courses because Governor Cuomo's budgets have left our public schools on a starvation diet. As a result: · 61% have increased class sizes; · 55% have cutback music and art; · 38% have cut summer school; and · 32% have cut extra help for students who need it Staff layoffs, reduced programs, It is a no win situation No body wants higher taxes, I honestly believe the school district has done everything in their power to comply to NYS mandates They are handcuffed by the policies of Cuomo Not to mention the idiotic assessment system in Nassau County The schools do their best to keep expenses down but the tax rate and assessment kills any of their good efforts So as a result there will be fewer teachers, 60 kids in a class. NO SPORTS or music programs great! And your property value will plummet! As I said before it is a no win situation

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