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A Look at Tax Levy Increases: Kings Park Compared to Other School Districts

Which nearby school districts are and aren't piercing the tax cap.

The Kings Park Central School District was not alone this year in making some tough budget-related decisions. A round up of neighboring districts showed that six out of 13 listed below would ask residents to pierce the tax cap set by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Kings Park has adopted a budget that is below the cap set and will seek voters approval on May 15.

Here is a look at where Kings Park stands in comparison to other school districts in Suffolk County.

District Enrollment* Adopted Budget Tax Levy Increase +/- District Cap Three Village 7,378 $178.6 million 4.48% Above cap 10,810 $215.3 million 2.23% Under cap Comsewogue 3,890 $79,114,408
4.5% Above cap Sachem 14,668 $291.4 million 4.2% Above cap Middle Country 11,000 $218,150,026
4.37%
Above cap 2,678 $62.7 million 1.75%
Below cap Port Jefferson 1,217 $38,076,500 2% At cap 3,024 $64,954,995 2.61% At cap Mt. Sinai 2,800 $55,364,115 4.78%
Above cap 3,523 $71,574,012 3.2%
Above cap 7,509 $171 million
2.6% Under cap 4,000 $98.6 million 2.9%
Under cap 3,923 $80,832,817 2.49 Under cap

*Based on 2010-2011 data from New York State Report Cards.

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