Written by Record Pilot Staff Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00
After months of reviewing the budget line items page-by-page, the North Shore Board of Education adopted the 2014-15 Budget Proposal on April 3. Earlier in the year, trustees agreed not to exceed the cap. This year, the proposed budget is under the allowable tax levy limit by approximately $300,000. On May 20, the community will vote on a total budget of $95,850,329, which represents a budget-to-budget increase of 1.98 percent from last year.
In mid-January, Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick presented the initial 2014-15 budget proposal to the board. Prior to his initial presentation, Dr. Melnick met with the principals and administrators of each school building and removed approximately $2 million dollars.
Trustees then spent months reviewing the line items on each page and removed over $1 million from the preliminary budget proposal
On Tuesday, April 24, Meet the Candidates Night will take place in the high school cafeteria and on May 8, the board will hold a Town Meeting/Budget Reading. Voter registration will take place on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Office, 112
Franklin Ave., Sea Cliff. Voter Registration forms are available at all of the schools in each of the main offices or in the Central Office/Administration building.
There will be two “Budget Gathering” sessions open to the community: Monday, May 5, at Glenwood Landing School in the GWL Theatre at 9 a.m., and Tuesday, May 6, in the North Shore High School library at 7 p.m.