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Voter's Guide: Sayville, Bayport-Blue Point School Budget, Board Election

What you need to know for Tuesday's school votes.


The Sayville School District is proposing a $91.13 million budget for the 2014-15 school year, which is a 1.87 percent spending increase over the current budget.

The proposed tax levy increase is 2.99 percent, which is over the state's tax cap of 1.22 percent for the district. Therefore, a 60 percent supermajority vote is needed for the budget to be approved.  

Sayville Board of Education incumbents Thomas Cooley and Deborah Van Essendelft are both running unopposed. 

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium located on the Greeley Avenue side of the Suffolk County Community College Sayville Center (formerly the Old Junior High School). Read more on the proposed budget on the district's website here

Bayport-Blue Point

The Bayport-Blue Point School District is proposing a $68.3 million budget for the 2014-15 school year, which is a 1.7 percent spending increase over the current budget. 

The proposed tax levy increase is 2.08 percent, which is within the state's tax cap. If approved, the average homeowner in the district would pay an additional $100 in school taxes next year. 

Michael Miller and Daniene Byrne are running unopposed for seats on the Bayport-Blue Point Board of Education. 

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bayport-Blue Point High School gymnasium. Find more info on the proposed budget on the district's website here. 

How do you plan to vote on your proposed school budget? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Uncommon Sense May 19, 2014 at 04:05 PM
It is all publicly available information. Google is your friend.
Margaret Califano May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM
I am new to the area and want to vote tomorrow. Can I show my new address with my license and vote.
Skinny May 20, 2014 at 06:53 AM
The Sayville board-admin misled residents about the reason for going over cap. They also refused to inform residents they would lose their rebates, should the over-cap budget pass. When forced, Dr. Schartner sharply understated the amount of the rebate, leading residents to believe it was 'pocket change'. They want residents to lose an average of $875 OVER and ABOVE the tax increase - not for the kids - but so that staff can enjoy 4.25% increases! This is outrageous and insulting. I just hope the residents are paying attention.
Mimi May 20, 2014 at 08:39 AM
To those of you voting in Bayport-Blue Point....read between the lines in the busing proposition. Although the proposition states there will be no increase for next year, there will be large increases in the following four to pay for the increased busing.


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