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Huntington, South Huntington School Budgets Pass

Huntington

Huntington voters approved a $118 million budget on Tuesday for the 2014-15 school year.

With a final tally of 1552 to 358 in favor, residents within the Huntington School District can expect to see a 1.62 percent increase in their collective tax levy in the following year. The budget falls within the tax levy capital limit.  

A capital projects proposition also passed, 1,547 to 322.

Trustees Jennifer Hebert and Adam Spector were re-elected to three-year terms.

South Huntington

South Huntington voters approved a $152  million budget on Tuesday for the 2014-15 school year.

With a final tally of 1,265 to 393 in favor, residents within the South Huntington School District can expect to see a 1.4.1 percent increase in their collective tax levy in the following year. The budget falls within the tax levy capital limit.

Voters also approved by 1,336 to 272 a proposition that authorizes taking $406,170 from existing capital reserve funds for improvements at Stimson Middle School, replacing lockers, refurbishing cabinets in eight science labs and refinishing a gym floor.

Two candidates were elected. Jim Kaden received 1,145 votes and Lisa Brief received 1,245. Both ran unopposed.
Turtle May 21, 2014 at 04:39 PM
CAPICU are you a teacher or do you live in Huntington Sta ? You are definitely siding w the immigrants in our town. I understand some people feel they came here for a better life and should be supported in their efforts. Unfortunately, it's the hard working tax payers that are supporting their better way of life. What about our way of life? This country needs to start worrying about its legal, tax paying citizens. I have a friend that came here and went through the legal process to become a citizen. I applaud people like her that enter this country through the proper channels. If you enter this country illegally, you're a criminal. You should not be rewarded for that.
CAPICU May 21, 2014 at 05:47 PM
Turtle...In Huntington station many of the residents are sharing a single home with multiple families .So the number of houses with many children is increasing and inflating the school budget.However the town has no way of determining if someone is legal or not just by simply looking at them and neither do you.However I do understand your concern regarding this issue because it's only Getting worse.
2 Turn Tables May 22, 2014 at 06:31 AM
All the budget vote is, is for teachers benefits.
Turtle May 22, 2014 at 08:37 AM
CAPICU, I understand the point you're making. Makes me cringe though to feel like an outsider in my own town.
2 Turn Tables May 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM
I would rather have my children learn an extra skill in technology, mathematics or science instead of Spanish.

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