Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00• Mandated pension contributions to the New York State Retirement System and healthcare contributions total over $2.5 million – driving nearly a 4 percent budget-to-budget increase.
• To bring the budget increase down to 2.53 percent, the superintendent recommends eliminating the assistant to the superintendent position and nearly 12 additional reductions in full-time equivalent personnel, along with other belt-tightening measures.
• This 2.53 percent increase would permit full replication of all core elementary and secondary academic, co-curricular and athletics programs, with limited impact on some elective offerings at the secondary school.
Budget discussions will continue until the board adopts a proposed budget on Thursday, April 14.
The Annual School Board Election and District Budget Vote will be on Tuesday, May 17.
Additional information can be accessed at the district’s website www.manhasset.k12.ny.us. After accessing the Manhasset school district webpage, click on the “Budget” tab located on the top left corner of the webpage.