The Carle Place School District board of education adopted their 2016-17 budget at last week’s meeting. The $48,466,946 budget represents a 1.69 percent year-to-year increase with a .34 percent tax levy increase. “We believe the budget properly balances the educational needs of our students with the ability of our community to pay,” said board president Barry Dennis. “We have a very small increase in our tax levy, which we found would be necessary to maintain a satisfying education to our students and maintaining the requirements of our school district.”
Residents will vote on the budget May 17, as well as for Lawrence Zaino’s trustee seat. The district is also asking voters to approve the use of $1.4 million of funds for the replacement of three sets of exterior doors at Cherry Lane School, the replacement of playground surfacing and related curbing at the Cherry Lane kindergarten playground, new fencing and concrete work along the playground at Rushmore Avenue, asbestos abatement of three classrooms and attached areas at Rushmore Avenue School, the replacement of the high school track and replacement of original interior doors at the middle and high school.
Learn more at an annual budget hearing and meet the candidates night at the high school north cafeteria on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m.