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‘Meet the Candidates Night May 11

District Schedules Public Hearings on 2009-2010 Budget

On Monday, May 11, starting at 8 p.m., a “Meet the Candidates” night will be held at East Hills School, located at the corner of Round Hill Road and Locust Avenue. 

Scheduled to be at the meeting are the confirmed candidates for the board of education: Incumbents Dani Kline, Ron Smith, and Dave Seinfeld, plus challenger Adam Haber.

The meeting is sponsored by the Coordinating Council of Parent Associations (CCPA). 

All four candidates will be on the ballot as residents in the Roslyn School District prepare to vote not only for BOE members, but also on both the Roslyn School District 2009-2010 budget and the Bryant Library budget for the same fiscal year.

Budget Hearings and Presentations

The Roslyn Board of Education will hold a Public Business Meeting and Budget Hearing this evening Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Board Room. The agenda will be posted at www.roslynschools.org.

Agendas and minutes for Board of Education meetings are available at www.roslynschools.org; click on “Board of Education.”

Furthermore, there will be more public meetings and forums where the proposed 2009-10 school budget will be discussed right up until the May 19 vote. Those meetings will be held at the following locations:

• Heights PTA — Thursday, May 7, 9:45 a.m., Heights School

• East Hills PTA — Wednesday, May 13, 9:30 a.m., East Hills School

• Harbor Hill PTA — Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m., Harbor Hill School

• Joint PTA/PFA — Monday, May 18, 10 a.m., High School Commons. 

Ballot Measures

In addition to the budget, the BOE will place a special measure, Proposition 3, on the May 19 ballot. Proposition 3 would authorize the transfer of $938,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund for new capital projects that will be initiated next year. District officials emphasize that the fund comes without a tax increase. 

At its April 3 meeting, the Roslyn School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a $94,751,350 budget, one that calls for a spending increase of 0.6 percent and a projected tax levy of 1.3 percent. District officials noted that the budget is a response to current economic conditions. The district has also been under heavy pressure by many local residents to present as stringent a budget as possible. 

The vote on the budget, Proposition 3, the Bryant Library budget, and the BOE candidate race will take place on Tuesday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Roslyn High School. For voter information, call 801-5002.

Details of the library budget can be obtained by visiting www.nassaulibrary.org/bryant or by calling the Library at 621-2240.

Call 801-5030 for additional budget information, or visit the district’s website at www.roslynschools.org. 

To vote in a school election, an individual must be:

• A U.S. citizen

• 18 years old by election day

• A resident in the Roslyn School District for at least 30 days by election day.

• Registered to vote.

If you have not voted in a Roslyn School District election or general election within the last four years, or are a new resident and have not registered to vote with the Board of Elections, you must register in advance to vote in the election and budget vote which will take place on Tuesday, May 19. Open voter registration ends May 13.  No person shall be entitled to vote unless qualified to vote pursuant to law. Call the district clerk at 801-5002 for voter information.

An Absentee Ballot application and instructions are available at the district’s web site, www.roslynschools.org/code/absentee.htm.  

Applications for ballots must be received by May 14 if by mail, by May 18 if delivered in person.  Call the District Clerk at 801-5002 for assistance.