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Voters Approve $198.7M Spending Plan

Nearly 3,000 voters in the Levittown School District cast their ballots on May 20, to pass a $198.7 million spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year, by a margin of 68 percent. 

 

According to unofficial tallies, 1,965 residents voted “yes” while 906 voted against the 2014-2015 budget. 

 

“This budget was a result of the Board of Education’s hard work, a great working relationship between the central administration and the board, and input from the community,” said Levittown Superintendent Dr. James J. Grossane. “We thank the entire community for its continued support.”

 

This year, the proposed spending plan and two local propositions—the library budget and capital reserve fund—passed in each of the four voting districts in Levittown. 

 

As a result tax bills will increase by 4.01 percent for residents who did not grieve their taxes this year. 

 

Spending in the adopted budget represents a 1.62 percent increase—or $3,168,560—over the 2013-2014 budget. 

 

The school district’s spending plan for 2014-2015 also comes with a levy increase of 1.62 percent. This equates to an estimated tax rate increase of $1,136.27 per $100 of assessed property value, if the adjusted base proportions remain at their current level.

 

Voters also approved the two propositions, to adopt a $7.2 million library budget and enable the district to dip into its reserves for playground improvements at Abbey Lane, new cooling stations, weight and locker rooms at Division Avenue High School, wrestling and locker rooms at Salk Middle School, and masonry improvements. 

News

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Levittown Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshop was a collaborative effort to bring the Assessments office operations from Mineola to different communities in the county. 

As the high school seniors depart on their own adventures, so too, do students finishing fifth and eighth grades, look to the road ahead. 

 

Last June, students in the Levittown Public School District’s six elementary and two middle schools celebrated a new chapter in their academic careers with a host of celebratory speeches and awards from exemplary students in the district. In celebration of Moving Up Day, the Levittown Tribune takes a look at some of the academic accomplishments from students “moving up” out of elementary and middle school. 

 

For more on Levittown’s Moving Up Day ceremonies, see page 28A.


Sports

Runners and walkers from Levittown and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9th Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.

 

The Run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The leading Nassau County law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as the presenting sponsor. 

Four MacArthur High School senior varsity lacrosse players have recently signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing their sport on the collegiate level. Parents and faculty accompanied Mary Kate Butler, Alex Goodelman, Kelly McQuail and Samantha Santeramo as they signed an agreement to play lacrosse at Farmingdale State College, Hartwick College, Dowling College and Bryant University, respectively.

 

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


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