Data released by the State Education Department shows that most Long Island school districts are proposing budgets that fall within the 2 percent property tax cap.
Still the implementation of this tax cap has forced school districts to take a closer look at staff, programs and student spending.
With the average cost per pupil in Nassau County set at $25,098, Patch delves further to explore how much each school district in the Town of Hempstead is spending on its students.
This is a follow up to our recent school budget breakdowns story. That story included proposed 2012-13 budgets, tax levy increases, enrollment figures and cuts.School District Cost Per Pupil Baldwin $22,637 Bellmore $27,756 Bellmore-Merrick CHSD $22,256 East Meadow $25,125 East Rockaway $25,881 Elmont $19,232 Floral Park-Bellerose $16,148 Franklin Square $17,398 Freeport $22,968 Garden City $24,832 Hempstead $25,957 Hewlett-Woodmere $34,027 Island Park $32,679 Island Trees $22,036 Lawrence $29,489 Levittown $26,593 Long Beach $30,816 Lynbrook $23,151* Malverne $26,996 Merrick $26,901 Mineola $31,782 New Hyde Park-GCP $20,824 North Bellmore $22,860 North Merrick $20,421 Oceanside $22,176 Rockville Centre $27,320* Roosevelt N/A Seaford $21,488 Sewanhaka CHSD $19,254 Uniondale $24,687 Valley Stream No. 13 $20,037 Valley Stream No. 24 $25,320 Valley Stream No. 30 $22,367 Valley Stream CHSD $21,759 Wantagh $20,370 West Hempstead $25,079
Editor's Note: *Denotes information supplied by the school district.