Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:14
The Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary Union Free School District’s budget was passed by voters, 1987-Yes/975-No, on Tuesday, May 20.
The approved 2014-15 FPBSD budget is $28,403,479. The budget-to-budget increase is $545,767, or 1.96 percent over last year, and the tax levy increase is $346,436, or 1.57 percent, which is below the tax cap.
The estimated impact on the average assessed home in Floral Park is less than $8 per month.
The FPBSD will implement an extended day kindergarten program. The school day for kindergarten students will increase from 2.75 hours each day, to 4.25 hours.
Over the past four years, the district has completed or committed to more than $11.5 million in capital projects. Some of the recent projects included masonry restoration and new roofs at both buildings, and new classroom flooring. In addition, the clock tower was restored and a field drainage system was installed at FPBS.
Capital projects on schedule are exterior window replacement, upgraded classroom doors, and bathroom renovations.
In addition to the school district budget vote, one school board trustee seat was open. Incumbent Jennell Horan won the election with 1502 votes. Challenger Elizabeth Rossi earned 1267 votes.
Floral Park School District residents also voted on the Sewanhaka Central High School District’s budget and its bond proposition, both passed.
For a complete, line-by-line analysis of the tax cap calculation see the district’s budget presentation link on the district homepage.
Additional information about the approved school budget is available on the district website at www.floralpark.k12.ny.us.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.
On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.
Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.