Sunday, May 15, 2011

Long Island School Budget 2011-2012 Sales pitch - Kids first !

It's for the kids and it will only cost you a few cents a day !


Residents you must read the budget not the headlines as where your money is going...
Snippets of the sales pitch from some of our long island schools for their school proposed budget 2011-2012. Well at least our kids will know how to sell a car after they graduate from high school !

William Floyd School District Budget 2011-2012

38¢ per day or $139.25 per year.
William floyd school district budget 2011-2012

Hauppauge School District Budget 2011-2012

Projected Tax Rate Increase: 3.46%* Islip 3.40%*
This equates to a yearly increase of: 
Smithtown $168  Islip $184 or per day Smithtown $0.46 Islip $0.50

Hauppauge school district budget 2011-2012

East Islip School District Budget 2011-2012

Contingency budget Will cost the average taxpayer $696 or $239 per year more than in the adopted budget. Contingency budget would be $102,538,724, or a reduction of $1,737,177 from proposed budget.

Hempstead School District Budget 2011-2012
Proposed Budget is $6.7 Million LESS than a Contingency Budget.
Difference between the Proposed Budget and a Contingency Budget is LESS than 10¢ per day for the average homeowner.
Hempstead school district budget 2011-2012

Hicksville School District Budget 2011-2012

The 2010-11 tax rates for Nassau County showed that Hicksville ranked 13th lowest of 54 school districts. Only 12 other school districts had lower tax rates than Hicksville. 2009-2010 per pupil expenditures showed that Hicksville was the SECOND LOWEST of 43 K-12 districts in Nassau County.

Hicksville school district budget 2011-2012

Seaford School District Budget 2011-2012
The budget plan reached late on the evening of April 7 calls for a budget to budget spending increase of 2.92%.  This will result in a tax levy increase of 8.99% over the current year. The contingency level budget for Seaford would be a 2.26% increase with a tax levy increase of 8.12%.

Massapequa School District Budget 2011-2012

The lowest budget-to budget and tax levy increase in 12 years. Budget-to-budget increase of 1.72% Tax levy increase of 1.64% 

Connetquot School District Budget 2011-2012

3.95% Tax Levy Increase
$25.03 Per Month*

3.39% Tax Levy Increase
$21.47 Per Month*

Connetquot school district budget 2011-2012

Sayville School District Budget 2011-2012

Using the Tax-Rate Analysis chart (below), residents can compare the different tax rate percentages. As the chart shows, it takes more than $500,000 to reduce the Tax Rate by 1%. This means reducing the Tax-Rate increase to 4% requires cutting an additional $2 million from the budget and drastically affecting our programs, while only marginally decreasing the weekly cost to the average taxpayer by $5.

Sayville school district budget 2011-2012

Sayville school district budget 2011-2012

Lindenhurst School District Budget 2011-2012

The proposed budget is close to a contingency level. The difference between a passed budget and failed
budget for the average homeowner is approximately 12 cents per day.

Lindenhurst school district budget 2011-2012
Lindenhurst school district budget 2011-2012
Proposed Budget Contingency Budget

Lindenhurst school district budget 2011-2012

Riverhead School District Budget 2011-2012

Budget to Budget Increase of 1.26% is LOWEST on Record Vote on May 17th. Wow lowest budget increase ever so what's the catch here. Well your taxes are going up by 4.93% but that info is on page 3.

Riverhead school district budget 2011-2012

Riverhead school district budget 2011-2012

Have fun voting on May 17th,  2011

Sorry I meant to say taking a pay cut on May 17th, 2011 !
It's just few cents a day why worry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's not the REAL catch, the real catch is they're going to ask us to vote on an additional $80,000,000 million dollar bond in the fall. This bond is to repair buildings that are falling apart due to lack of maintenance. The lack of maintenance is because the board of education has been CUTTING MAINTENANCE out of the budgets for the past 30 years so that they budgets would pass. That's right, it FOR THE KIDS. Let the buildings fall down, we want our raises.

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Long Island Property taxes most important issue, say LIers

No surprise here ! To stop this ridiculous rise in property taxes we have to educate our fellow LIers and contact your representative that they should demand Speaker Silver respond to the pleas of homeowners across the state and support a property tax cap in New York. It has already passed the senate but is being stalled in the Assembly by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Also this year we are seeing some enormous rise in property taxes in school districts such as
William Floyd 12.47% and Seaford 8.99%. Some school districts such as Middle country is resorting to blackmailing its residents. The deal for districts residents is either approved a 6.68% increase or the district is going to force 21.61% increase in tax levy.

Published by THOMAS MAIER at Newsday

By a wide margin, property taxes are the most important issue facing Long Islanders, according to a Newsday / News 12 Long Island / Siena Research Institute Poll. Property taxes were cited overall by 45 percent of respondents, more than twice the 21 percent who cited "availability of good jobs" as the second most pressing issue for Long Islanders. "Property taxes are really an issue here because it keeps the young people from staying on Long Island and it will prevent the older people from staying, too," Tafuri explained.

Property taxes also are a large part of why the 57 percent of those polled said Long Islanders are headed in the "wrong direction" rather than the "right track" in the poll. A similar margin said New York State was headed in the wrong direction as well.

Property taxes are a particularly raw issue in Nassau County, where 53 percent cited them as the biggest issue, compared to 36 percent in Suffolk. Islandwide, Republicans and people 55 years or older complained about property taxes the most. "The Democrats love to spend money and they have to get it from the taxpayers," said one poll respondent, a retired Republican who lives on Nassau County's South Shore.

School costs - the biggest part of property tax bills - were also on the minds of Long Islanders who cited "the quality of public schools" among their top concerns. "The first thing I would do is eliminate tenure for teachers in public schools to cut costs," said another poll respondent, a 50-year-old Garden City man who is a Republican and who did not want to give his name. Although he was happy that his two children attending local schools got a good education there, he said his family's property tax bill has been overwhelming.

Property taxes hit a chord with all respondents, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, location or party affiliation. In addition to identifying the most important issue, the poll underlined the intensity of Long Islanders' general feelings about property taxes, with 86 percent calling the issue "very important" and 11 percent as "somewhat important." Crime, schools, good jobs and health care also received strong reactions, with traffic congestion and the local environment getting milder reactions.