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How Will You Vote on 2012-13 Garden City School Budget? [Poll]

Are you for or against this year's budget? Vote in our anonymous poll.

In exactly one week, Garden City school district residents will be voting on the

The $104,215,528 budget that the Board of Education unanimously adopted last month carries a projected tax levy increase of 3.54 percent, which does stay under tax cap limit imposed by New York State law.

The board reduced its spending on debt services by $61,419 and classroom furniture by $10,000. It also eliminated strength and conditioning programs in athletics, for a savings of $9,804. Through contract negotiations with the Garden City Teachers’ Association (GCTA), the district is also saving money in salaries - $569,296 for general education teachers and $110,704 for special education teachers. 

Will you support this year's school budget? Tell us how you'll vote in the May 15 election by voting in our anonymous poll below.

Jake May 14, 2012 at 08:18 PM
they will take their anger out on our students, when you vote no.
Steve F May 14, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I still dont understand how a group of "educators" don't understand the theory of do more with less. The rest of the nation is cutting back. Residents are taking home 0% raises in many cases and yet the school admins just keep raising the costs while holding the children hostage. The run away taxes are the reason Nassau County hasn't seen the real estate appreciation that our neighbor, Queens, has.
GCBob May 15, 2012 at 01:13 AM
We are voting tomorrow for higher wages, pensions, healthcare costs and taxes. Who gets less, less teachers, less programs and less students, we do. But just remember its all for the kids or is it?
Steve F May 15, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Vote for fiscal responsibility
Elle May 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM
As Joe said, "They will take their anger out on our students if you vote no" then let's get the names of who these people are and let's all vote to get them pushed out of our schools and hire educators who care more about our kids than their salary increases.

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