After months of discussion - from workshops to public hearings to board meetings - Garden City residents will finally vote Tuesday on the proposed 2012-2013 school budget, as well as two board seats.
Here's everything you need to know to make an informed decision and cast your ballot on May 15.
What's on the ballot?
- The Budget: The $104,215,528 proposed budget for the 2012-2013 school budget is 3.06 percent higher than the 2011-2012 budget and has a projected tax levy increase of 3.54 percent, which stays under the tax cap permitted under New York State law. For a breakdown on the budget, click here.
- Two Board Seats: Current School Board Trustee Tom Pinou and newcomer Robert Martin, who served seven years on the Mamaroneck School Board before moving to Garden City, are both running unopposed for two seats on the Garden City Board of Education. Click here for more information about these two candidates.
Where and when can I vote?
- Registered voters living in the Garden City school district can vote on May 15 at Garden City High School from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m.)
How are people voting?
- Check out Patch's anonymous poll to see how other readers say they'll be voting on the budget.
- Also, read some of the "Letters to the Editor" we received from Garden City residents telling us why they will be voting for or against the budget.
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For all budget-related stories visit the School Budget 2012 topic page.