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Sayville School Budget Defeated

A proposed $91.13 million Sayville school budget was defeated Tuesday.

The budget needed a 60 percent supermajority to pass as it pierced the state's tax cap, but it failed to obtain even a simple majority with 2,257 no votes versus 1,749 yes votes.

Sayville Board of Education incumbents Thomas Cooley and Deborah Van Essendelft both ran unopposed and were re-elected. 

Why do you think the budget was defeated? Sound off in the comments section below. 


Burke May 23, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Here here April. You tell it as it is. You have my vote. It's time for a new administration. Our Kabuki Theater budget process is not worth the price of admission.
Nancy May 23, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Why dont we all blame Cuomo??? Maybe someone should initiate a "take back your vote".com. So typical
TP May 23, 2014 at 10:39 PM
Why is the PTA doing the districts work. Once the Teachers Union realizes 10-12 fellow teachers will lose their jobs ( unfortunately) , they w8ll help the reidents find savings as an alternative to the Princeton Plan.
Sticks60 May 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM
It is the steps that is killing us. That is the raise most teaches get every year to move their pay from $60M to over $120M. At a full step this year coupled with a low cap, do to a low cost of living adjustment, the increase on each tax payer is much to high. Maybe if the teachers go back and take a lesson lesson in common core math they will realize their old step table is unsustainable.

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