Adopted Shoreham-Wading River Budget Stays Under Tax Cap

Budget retains programs while not piercing the tax levy cap.

The Shoreham-Wading River School District last week unanimously adopted a budget of $62,657,081 with a tax levy increase of 1.75 percent.

The levy of $48,309,435 is an increase that stays under the New York State mandated cap of two percent, which means the budget will only have to pass by the normal majority of 50 percent plus one.

According to the budget presentation on the district's website, SWR will receive $8,275,586 in state aid, an increase of $302,341 over the forecasted $7,973,245.

The budget preserves 23 AP and college credit courses, 47 high school electives and all athletic teams, art programs, music programs, community programs, co-curricular activities, musical productions and field trips.

The budget vote on May 15 will also include two other propositions. The first is a health and safety proposition funded by excess available in the capital fund and coming at no cost to the taxpayers. The second is for an ex-officio, non-voting student member of the board, which would help keep the board informed about student concerns and opinions.

A budget summary will be held on April 24 and May 1, and a budget hearing will take place on May 8.

Edbo May 15, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Just returned for voting and on the way out to the parking lot, three students asked me to complete some kind of survey....the first question on it was "Did you support the proposed budget for the SWR school district?" How I voted was my business and nobody else. I returned the form to the student without completing anything. This is the first time that I have seen this type of survey. I wonder if this was BOE approved? I just think it was wrong.


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