Monday, May 9, 2011

Three Village School Proposed Budget 2011-2012, Long Island, NY

Three Village 2011-2012 budget highlights

  • Proposed budget 2011-2012 is $174,585,266 up 4.47% from 2010-2011 budget.
  • Proposed Tax Levy 2011-2012 is $127,913,641 up 3.80% from 2010-2011 budget.
  • Projected Students for 2011-2012  is 7,320 down 1.31% from 2010-2011.
  • If the District were required to go on contingency as a result of two failed
    budgets, it would need to reduce the proposed budget by $3,796,101 

Shocker is Employee Benefits going up by 14.27% from $36 million to $41 million. So you pay additional $5.56 million is taxes and out of that $5.1 million goes to employee benefits, leaving half a million for other services. So for every dollar you pay you are getting less than 10 cents in value for that and its going to get worse from here on. Its just starting to go exponential.
Also to be noted we need to pay more each year to educate less and less students. Enrollments in Long Island schools declining each year. This year's enrollment decline for Three Village is 1.31%.

Three Village School budget summary 2011-2012
Three Village School 2011-2012 Adopted Budget

Three village school budget summary 2011-2012


Anonymous said...

The taxes in Three Village are outrageous - as well as real estate taxes all over the Island, mostly due to paying over the top for teachers' and administrators' pensions and bloated salaries. Those teachers and administrators in reality are worth about half of what they earn.

It's time to move off Long Island and let the teachers and administrators fend for themselves.

Anonymous said...

When you think of the 38 weeks per year a teacher works, and their 5.5 - 6 hour day, and include the National holidays they also have off, are they worth a full-time paycheck? Of course not. They only work 3/4 of the year and have short work days.

They have quite a racket going. Maybe their collective conscience is bothering them about ripping off taxpayers - naah.

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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.