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Voters Pass $65 Million Budget for Miller Place Schools

Budget for the 2012-'13 school year approved with 70 percent of the vote.

Residents came out to the polls Tuesday and passed a $64,954,995 Miller Place School District budget for the 2012-13 school year by a vote of 1,220 to 538.

The budget passed with 69.4 percent of the vote. With the budget coming in at the cap of 2.96 percent for the district, it needed to pass by just the majority. It includes 16.7 faculty position reductions, with the biggest staffing reductions coming at the Elementary level (5.0 positions) and the Business department (4.4).

The budget saves all clubs and athletic programs, which were originally on the chopping block in the first proposed budget.

"I'd like to congratulate the Board of Education, the community and the administration for working together on a budget that has been overwhelmingly accepted by the community," said Superintendent Susan Hodun.

Miller Place Board of Education incumbent Michael Unger ran unopposed and received 1,309 yes votes.

The 2012-'13 library contract, an increase of 11.54 percent ($2,040,419) over the current contract, passed.

Janet May 16, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Congratulation MPTA-your arrogence has succeded in convincing me it will be time to move upon retirement. I'm struggling to live here now with two incomes I can't imagine what it would be like on social security. After all we don't have your retirement benefits that we pay for. You have succeeded in creating a community for the rich. BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELVES.
Peace May 17, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Like you many of us struggle with two incomes. Unfortunately, everything is going up, so why wouldn't the budget go up? I am impressed that the Miller Place School District was able to stay at the cap. They should be Commended! I also would like to thank all of the administrators. They helped to make it happen. Let's all work to make our lives better and not attack others because we think they have it better. The tables were turned not that long ago.

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