After months of workshops, public hearings, planning and preparation, Levittown school district residents will finally vote Tuesday on the Island Trees and Levittown School District 2012-13 budgets and board seats.
Here's what you need to know before you cast your ballot on May 15.
- The budget's total expenditures amounted to $57,925,136 with a 1.99 percent tax levy increase.
- Middle school vocal lessons were eliminated from the music and arts program. The high school golf team was also eliminated.
- Candidates in both the Levittown and Island Trees school board elections are running uncontested. Board member Daniel Donahue, who has only held his seat for a year, will run unopposed, as will Kim McDonough, who completed a three-year term.
- In an unofficial poll in March, 69 percent of readers said they would vote against the budget.
- See what Superintendent Charles Murphy had to say about the budget in a letter to the editor.
- Voting takes place Tuesday, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School gymnasium, located at 101 Owl Pl. in Levittown.
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- The Levittown school budget calls for a 1.85 percent increase on the tax levy for the 2012-13 school year.
- This is the second straight year that the Levittown school board will have an uncontested election. Kevin Regan and Ed Powers are running as incumbents.
- The budget vote takes place on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents can vote at the following locations - Gardiners Ave. (includes Lee Road and Salk voters), East Broadway, LMEC (includes Wisdom Lane voters), and Division HS (includes Northside voters).
- Please visit the district website at www.levittownschools.com for additional information.
- Levittown Board's Proposed Budget: 1.85 Percent Tax Levy Increase
- Murphy: The Proposed 2012-13 School Budget
- Murphy: The 'School Election' Budget Line
- IT Board Adopts 2012-13 Budget [POLL]
- By the Numbers: School Budget Breakdowns
- By the Numbers: Cost Per Pupil
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