Did Mount Sinai Make the Right Cuts in the Revised School Budget?

Mount Sinai School Districts revised budget includes cuts to come in at the tax levy cap.

With Mt. Sinai's original, , the Board of Education and Administration went back to the drawing board and has with a tax levy at the cap of 2.13 percent.

The district had a few options in order to make the necessary adjustments to get the lev from the original 4.76 increase down to cap level. Cuts in the revised budget include five high school athletic teams and some "under-subscribed" clubs. The district will now also charge fees for field and facility use, and decided not to use any additional money from the fund balance as they already dipped into the balance to retain what they have.

Do you think the district made the right decisions and proposed a sound budget? Do you think they should have made cuts in different areas or even additional cuts to go below the levy? Tell us in the comments below.

Carol D June 05, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Does anyone know what the specific cuts are? I understand the broad proposal but am not sure about the details?
Rich Arleo (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Hi Carol, This story has all the information the district has given on the revised budget: http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com/articles/mount-sinai-school-board-meets-thursday-to-adopt-revised-budget The district may have not made all final decisions at this time. There is a public hearing on June 12 that should answer all questions.
Justin Time June 06, 2012 at 10:57 PM
James from Suffolk June 07, 2012 at 08:09 AM
Rich-Thanks for the link regarding revised budget.


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