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Farmingdale Observer - Schools

Farmingdale Revised Proposed Budget, Propositions

In a continuing effort to provide the Farmingdale community with in-depth information regarding the proposed 2013-14 budget, the Farmingdale School District hosted a fourth budget workshop on April 17. During this meeting, the district provided the community with an analysis of its budgeted revenue and expenditure projections. In addition, the community was provided with a review of proposed capital improvement projects and energy-related projects associated with the district’s energy performance contract.  The proposed tax levy increase of 2.35 percent stays within the tax levy limit.

“It is always important to maintain an open forum with the community and emphasize the importance of balancing a fiscally responsible budget and maintaining the programs that are vital to our students,” said Paul Defendini, assistant superintendent for business. 


The four propositions that will appear on the May 21 ballot are:


Proposition 1 – The proposed 2013-2014 budget


Proposition 2 – Consent for use of capital reserve funds at no cost to the taxpayer


Proposition 3 – The Farmingdale Youth Council appropriation


Proposition 4 – Elect two members of the Board of Education for three-year terms


The Farmingdale School District encourages community members to become involved in the issues that affect our schools. The district is preparing a series of visits to local community groups to provide information and answer additional questions concerning the proposed budget.  


The public hearing meeting on the 2013-14 budget will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at Howitt Middle School at 8 p.m. For information, visit the district’s Website at


The district reminds residents to vote on the 2013-14 proposed budget on Tuesday, May 21 at the Howitt Middle School East Gymnasium from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


This article was submitted by the Farmingdale School District.