Will You Pass Kings Park's $80.1 Million School Budget?

Voters head to the polls Tuesday.


Kings Park residents will vote on May 15 whether or not to approve the $80,832,817 budget that was unanimously adopted by the Board of Education.

The 2012-13 budget is a 2.18 percent increase over the current budget with a tax levy increase of 2.49 percent, which superintendent Susan Agruso, said would result in an anticipated tax rate increase of 2.49 percent as well.

Cuts due to the budget include 4.7 teaching positions, and several non-teaching positions including a mechanic, two custodians, five aides, and one maintenance position.

The consolidation of bus routes will result in the loss of four bus drivers, three of who are retiring.

Kings Park residents can, on average expect to see about a $186.17 increase for the year or about $15.51 monthly.

Anon May 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Votes YES for the Budget today, VOTING DAY!!!! Personally, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each candidate for their time and effort as they each vie for one of the two seats available on the Kings Park Board of Ed. As I said in my very first post, I personally like all three candidates, and on that level I wish each the best in their future. Inherently, important elections and campaigns to elect someone create "drama" and shed both positive and negative attributes about candidates not only in Kings Park but in the world! When people state their opinions or facts about candidates and platforms for which one represents, I don't believe it is to create "drama" or to be "mean" to someone but merely a freedom we all have that provides for such and can result in comments and emotions that can represent "drama and meanness" but indeed necessary voices of "conversations" that I believe are important during an election! I don't believe that campaigns are personal, indeed I believe they are business, but consequently people may feel insulted or upset because of differences of opinions and facts that are stated...necessary elements of campaigns and elections! With that said, my intention was never to create drama or be mean, it was merely to give my opinion and provide facts as many people did just the same! Polls are open and will be until 9pm tonight! Regards, Tricia Dwyer-Johnston
woodrow May 15, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Tom May 15, 2012 at 03:44 PM
well now that we know what an election is about...
Denise May 15, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Some opinions should be kept to themselves....there are many educated people in Kings Park, I believe they can figure out who they would like to vote
KpNibbler May 15, 2012 at 04:35 PM
We get it Tricia, your not trying to be mean, just trying to push your own agenda...Everyone has an agenda...But what you did was make me want to vote for the person you were complaining about before you changed your message..Next time, don't make unfounded accusations about a candidate you don't like, just state why you like a particular candidate and leave it at that....
Tom May 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Like what Denise said, sometimes keep you opinions to yourself instead of bashing people, I agree with KpNibbler, i feel like i want to vote for the person she was complaining about now
KP Student May 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Please vote yes for the budget. Music, arts, sports, and our other educational programs are already facing cuts! We have already lost classes for next year because of the budget, and we certainly don't need more. Put all the politics aside, and please think about the students!
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