Mount Sinai's Budget Revote: A Voter's Guide

A look at Patch's coverage of the Mount Sinai Budget revote.

From 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. in the Mount Sinai Elementary School gymnasium, residents will be able to vote on the district's revised budget for the 2012-13' school year.

The initial budget, which required 60 percent voter approval because it exceeded the tax levy cap, did not pass after receiving just 52.4 percent of votes. The Board of Education and administration has proposed a revised budget with a tax levy at the cap of 2.13 percent, which will require a majority of 50 percent plus one in order to pass.

The revised $54.6 million budget is a decrease of .53 percent over last year’s operating budget, according to a summary released by the school and posted onto its website. The increase in the tax levy in the proposed budget is 2.13 percent. The cost to homeowners is $233.43 per $100 of assessed valuation or $13.40 more per month on average.

Before you hit the polls Tuesday, take a look back at Patch's coverage of the Mount Sinai budget revote and read over the attached informational PDF's provided by the district.

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