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Voter's Guide: Mineola School Budget, Board Election

Mineola School District residents will vote on the district’s $88 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a 1.92 percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a 1.46 percent percent tax levy increase, which is within the state's tax cap.

School officials say the fiscal plan allows the district to sustain programs and include enhancements.

Two candidates are officially running for two school board seats. Nicole Matzer, an incumbent, and Margaret Ballantyne Mannion are running unopposed.

Voting will be held 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jackson Avenue School and the Meadow Drive School.

Find polling information and more about the district's budget here

How do you plan to vote on the proposed school budget and school board election? Let us know in the comments section below.
SLJ May 19, 2014 at 05:55 PM
The photographer was looking west instead of east when he/she took the photo....
Artie Barnett May 19, 2014 at 06:03 PM
They fired staff to save money and now report and photograph things they know nothing about. Bring back Geoff or remove "Mineola" and just call it "The Patch"
Eileen Lusardi May 19, 2014 at 06:24 PM
There has been very little Mineola coverage! So I agree just call it The Patch! No coverage on any of the school concerts, plays or sports! Most stories now have nothing to do with Mineola....so sad how it changed!
Bob Rabey May 20, 2014 at 04:02 AM
Every year my head explodes with this. When are people going to realize that increasing the school budget only means higher taxes for all? Ask yourselfs this, does it in anyway benefit our childrens education? NO! Does it benefit our teachers? NO! Does it benefit the school buildings are children attend? NO! Over all are our children any "smarter" as a direct result of paying more money? NO! In fact our children do not benefit one degree as a result of paying more and more money. Over the last ten years our taxes have risen dramatically as a result of increased school budgets, and the trend continues. Most people tend to ignore school budget hearings and assume that the people in charge know what they are doing. This couldn't be further from the truth!! New York has been named the worst state in the union to retire in. THIS IS WHY!

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