Thursday, 21 May 2009 13:32
Residents of Elmont, Franklin Square and West Hempstead all went out on Tuesday and passed the school budgets, even during a time when the national economy is struggling. All of the school districts in the area kept their tax levy increases below 4 percent.
Residents of Elmont passed the budget for the Elmont School District by a 950 to 678 margin. The budget calls for a 2.27 percent tax levy increase. Residents also passed the budget for the library by a 942 to 532 margin.
Residents of Franklin Square passed the budget for the Franklin Square School District by a 1,071 to 509 margin. The budget calls for a 3.92 percent tax levy increase.
Residents of the Elmont and Franklin Square school districts also helped to pass the budget for the Sewanhaka Central High School District with Elmont residents voting 828 to 670 in favor and Franklin Square residents voting 949 to 497 in favor. The Sewanhaka budget calls for a 3.44 percent tax levy increase.
Residents of the West Hempstead School District passed that district’s budget by a 914 to 438 margin. The budget calls for a 3.99 percent tax levy increase. In a contested election for the school board, incumbent Carol Rilling defeated Rudolf Schindler by a 728 to 555 margin.