Voter's Guide: Kings Park School Budget, Board Election

What you need to know for Tuesday's vote.

Kings Park residents will vote on the school district’s $83.56 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a .83 percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a 1.71 percent tax levy increase, which is within the state's tax cap.

Four candidates–Joe Bianco, Jimmy Brown, Pam DeFord and Sally Pruslow–are running for two open seats on the Kings Park Board of Education. 

Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kings Park High School. For more information on the budget, visit the district's website here

How do you plan to vote on the proposed school budget and school board election? Let us know in the comments section below.
P.K. DeBar May 20, 2014 at 08:07 AM
Still no teacher contract!!
KP LIslander May 20, 2014 at 02:50 PM
After the amount of time has elapsed so far w/o being able to work out a contract, it will be interesting to see if it plays out, by no mere coincidence, that the union reps are somehow all of a sudden going to be able to find away to be more amenable once becoming apprised of pending increases for health insurance premiums, with the intent to try to lock in health insurance rates in the contact (for X number of years) before health insurance increases take effect. I certainly hope the BOE is smart enough to see that tact as a possibility. How are those presently unknown future increases going to realistically be absorbed, by NOT ONLY the district's taxpayers but ALSO the employees, once a contract is negotiated? This very relevant and important aspect would certainly need to be considered and factored in as part of whatever terms are discussed and agreed upon. Is some sort of formula used during contract negotiations to derive costs associated with future increases for insurance premiums? If so, how is it ensured that the projected increases are going to be adequate enough for whatever the length of the contract is, particularly when the amount of those increases could very well vary from year to year, especially when considering the potential for significant increases moving forward due to insurance companies passing along costs due to implementation of the AHA?


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