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School District Unveils $120 Mil Proposed Budget

Board President Edelman: budget

‘continues all programs’

The Hicksville Board of Education announced its 2012-13 proposed budget of $120,631,633 on Wednesday, April 18.

Board President Anthony Edelman, who announced he is not seeking re-election after six years of service on the board, said no major programs were cut and a number of teachers will be retiring in June.

“The levy to levy increase is 2.53 percent and falls within the tax cap prescribed by the recently elected legislation. It continues all programs and requires a simple majority of 50 percent plus one. There were a couple of teachers that were eliminated due to retirement, but we really did well,” said Edelman.

In the event that voters approve the proposed budget, $50,000 will be appropriated to the Hicksville Gregory Museum for “educational services associated with its programs,” according to the district.

The next board of education meeting is Wednesday, May 2, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the administration building at 200 Division Ave. Residents may vote on the budget from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15.