Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
On Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., qualified residents of the Great Neck Public School District may vote on the proposed 2013–2014 school budget. Voting will take place at the E.M. Baker School, 69 Baker Hill Road, in the multi-purpose room (for voters who reside north of the LIRR), and at the William A. Shine-South High School, 341 Lakeville Road, in the west gym (for voters residing south of the LIRR). Additional budget information follows.
Copies of the 2013–14 preliminary budget for the Great Neck Public Schools will be available as of Friday, March 1, at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road, school days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will also be on the district website (greatneck.k12.ny.us) and distributed at budget meetings (listed below). Reference copies may be perused in each public school and in the Great Neck Library, all branches.
Budget meetings are scheduled during March, April, and May. Weekday meetings follow student recognitions, which begin at 7:30 p.m. Meeting dates, times, and school locations are:
Monday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., North High, 35 Polo Road (informal budget hearing)
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m., South High, 341 Lakeville Road (budget discussion with administrative staff)
Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., South High, 341 Lakeville Road (informal budget hearing)
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., North Middle, 77 Polo Road (official budget hearing and adoption of Proposed 2013–14 Budget)
Monday, May 13, 7:30 p.m., South Middle, 349 Lakeville Road (budget discussion only).
Residents are encouraged to attend the Budget Meetings and to respond to the Preliminary Budget. Firm decisions on the budget will not be made until the board listens to the community’s concerns.
Residents who have voted in any school or general election since 2009 are automatically registered to vote in the school election on May 21. Residents who have not voted since 2009, or are not registered, may register at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road, on school days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents must be 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, and have lived in the district for at least 30 days. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 16.
Qualified, registered voters can obtain applications for absentee ballots from the district Web site (greatneck.k12.ny.us, click on budget, then choose absentee ballot) or from the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road, on school days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents who are qualified voters and whose registration records have been marked “permanently disabled” by the Board of Elections will automatically receive absentee ballots. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m., on Tuesday, May 21.
For additional information about the 2013–14 school budget, voter registration, and/or absentee ballots, please call the assistant superintendent for business, at 441-4020, on school days.