West Babylon School Budget Re-Vote Tuesday

West Babylon residents will head back to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots for a revised school budget proposal. 

After its original $100.6 million budget proposal failed to pierce the tax cap last month, the West Babylon Board of Education slashed $1.3 million from that proposal to get to a $99.3 million budget that will be on the ballot Tuesday. 

Since the new budget proposal is now within the state's tax cap, it will only require a simple majority to pass. If the budget passes, school taxes will rise by $96.70 for the average homeowner in the district, but school officials say the budget is a net zero percent tax increase as residents would receive an average check of $100.88 as a rebate from the state next fall. 

View more details on the proposed budget on the district's website here. If the budget fails again, the board will be forced to adopt a contingency budget of $98.4 million, which officials say would result in "deep cuts in instructional and co-curricular programs, the elimination of teachers and staff, and the elimination of sports teams."

Polls are open from 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Tuesday. Residents north of Sunrise Highway vote at Santapogue Elementary School. Residents south of Sunrise Highway vote at the administration building.


Brian Burke June 17, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Do not vote for this budget! Still way to high. Time to take back control of these budgets.


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