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How Will You Vote in Tuesday's School Budget Re-Vote?

Answer our poll or share your thoughts as a comment.

With the 2012-2013 school year already on the horizon, Tuesday's school budget vote will determine how the district looks in the coming year. Will the new proposed budget will pass and have limited effects on the children's experiences at school? Or will the budget be rejected again, causing additional staff positions to be cut, programs to be eliminated, services to be reduced, or other effects? This time around, the district only needs a simple majority of voter approval, rather than the 60 percent needed during the original vote.

Either way, it's up to the voters, and Patch wants to know: How will you vote in Tuesday's school buget re-vote?

Tc June 19, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Unless you play hardball with the TVTA, every year thru 2016 ( when the contract expires) will be the same story. Let's be realistic.. The State aid issue is not going to get better. 75% of the school budget is salaries and benefits. Every year parents of children in the district will beg the BOE not to cut programs that are important to them. The district's own attorney last year advised the BOE not to extend the teachers contract thru 2016. The TVTA took a deferral on a raise which will come due in 2013/2014. If you thought this year was ugly..just wait!!
Its Over June 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Vote No! don't be a fool for the Teacher's union anymore. Stop the double raises. Don't let this terrorist organization hold a gun to our childrens head's any longer.
It's over ... It's over June 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM
It's over get a life already give me a break you dont care about the children at all. Your comments are despicable ad you should be removed from the patch. Just pathetic!
Its Over June 19, 2012 at 02:09 PM
The only thing despicable here is a union that is sucking the life out of the schools and of course phoneys like you who do the dirty lifting for them
Nicco1973 June 19, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Vote Yes!!!!!!
Its Over June 19, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Vote Yes to more money in the hands of a union that refuses to give back anything. great idea stooges.
Paul Hart June 19, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I think the name calling and union bashing is juvenile. That said, I voted no. I am recently retired living on a pension in critical status, social security and a 401K depending on a volatile stock market. Food, and fuel costs are rising. Every year my property taxes are increasing. When I was employed we had to do more with less and less. I don't like mentioning this but schools have to face reality. Administrative costs are out of control. Why are there 200 school districts on Long Island?
Richard Rocchio June 19, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Again, it's not how I vote that counts, it's the brain dead majority who neither vote nor give a damn.
Susan Kelly Pinsent June 23, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Please tell me if there is a committee examining the 2012-2013 vote. I want to be a part of that discussion. I can't stand individuals who cry "For the Children" when seniors and the middle class have to work more jobs just to pay the teachers salaries. Wake up people who vote yes for more taxes!!! The value of your house goes down as the teachers salaries and entitlements go up. I voted no all the years my kids were in school when officials were brazen enough to ask for 7% increases. Enough is Enough!!! You teachers work PART TIME and get paid full time. For the amount of money we pay in taxes, there should be no summers off for you and your students. To the parents who vote YES, why don't you fight for you kiids to be in school year round so you get more for your money. And to the people who say you have to know the details of school budget processing to be better informed, I say to you that one doesn't need to know all that balony when all you do is lie about it anyway. I hope this community gets together to discuss next years budget so we can be heard when the officals try to pierce the cap again.

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