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Pleasantville Schools' Budget Vote/Election Details

Election Day is Tuesday, May 17.

The budget vote and Board of Education election for the will take place on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at .

Registered district voters are invited to vote on:

  1. The by the Board of Education for the 2011-12 academic year.
  2. The election of two trustees for the Board of Education to replace the expiring positions of and Trustee Lois Winkler, which expire on June 30. The elected trustees will serve on the Board of Education for three-year terms, beginning July 1.

Budget Summary

  • The adopted budget totals $44,796,317 million, a $113,544 or 0.25 percent increase compared to the current year's adopted budget.
  • The estimated tax rate increase is expected to increase by 1.69 percent compared to the current year's rate, which represents a 0.8 percent increase in overall levy.
  • The adopted budget eliminates 8.2 full-time equivalent positions. Read more about the cuts and .

Trustee Candidate Details

The three candidates running to fill two positions on the Board of Education are (in alphabetical order): Louis Conte, Angela Vella and incumbent Lois Winkler. The three candidates last week, answering community members' questions. Click the candidates' Patch Q&A articles below to learn more about them:

Check back with Patch on Tuesday night for budget and election results.

Sol Skolnick May 16, 2011 at 10:41 PM
On this budget vote eve, please remember that the right to vote is one of our most precious rights. Every vote counts! According to the New York State School Boards Association, the average tax levy in NYS will be 3.4%. The Pleasantville proposed budget tax levy will be .8% or less than one quarter of the state average and the .25% budget to budget is less than one fifth of the average school district spending for the 2011-12 school year in NYS. * What if the budget fails? By NYS law, the District can adopt a second budget to present to the voters for a second vote in June or adopt a contingency budget. A contingency budget would require that the district charge the community for the use of its buildings and grounds (this includes AYSO, PSYC, Cub Scouts, CYO etc.), would eliminate certain salary increases for non-represented staff and would eliminate the purchase of certain equipment. As the proposed Budget is below the 1.96% contingency budget cap for the 2011-12 school year, the difference between the proposed budget and a contingency budget is approximately $40,000. The polls are open from 6:30 AM – 9 PM. Every vote counts *This information can be found on the following web site: http://www.nyssba.org/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=On%20Board%20Online%20May%209%202011&refno=1745

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