Skelos in Favor of More Information for School Budget Votes
New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) joined the members of Long Island's State Senate delegation to support a proposal designed to ensure greater accountability in school district budgeting. As written by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), the "Truth in Voting Act" would provide the public with clearly defined school budget proposals, including a detailed contingency budget, prior to the school budget vote.
Finance Summit Tackles Educational Funding, Taxes
More than 20 board of education members representing 10 school districts gathered in Elmont on March 12 at a School Finance Summit to explore challenges to funding public education and the need to lessen the burden on local taxpayers. The grassroots effort, initiated by the Elmont Board of Education under the leadership of Elmont Board of Education President Aubrey Phillips and endorsed by the school boards in attendance, was intended to work in support of efforts being made by other Nassau County school boards, Nassau BOCES, and organizations such as REFIT.
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From the Desk of Senator Michael Balboni