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Port Washington School Budget Passes

Port Washington voters approved a $144 million budget on Tuesday for the 2014-15 school year.

With a final tally of 2,146 to 796 in favor, residents within the Port Washington School District can expect to see a 1.35 percent increase in their collective tax levy in the following year. The budget falls within the tax levy capital limit.

Two incumbents ran unopposed for two school board seats. Alan Baer received 2,049 votes and William Hohauser received 1,809 votes.
Archie Bunker May 21, 2014 at 01:29 AM
No surprise. Only 2942 people in town took the time on this beautiful day to exercise their democratic right to vote. This town ( and school board) should be embarrassed at the pathetic turnout
Steve klyce May 21, 2014 at 07:18 AM
I have a radical thought, Arch. What if budget voting for library, school, FD, etc, all took place the same date along with any general election? That might bring out more folk than the voters with a vested interest in the outcome, and as well save polling costs.
sadeto May 21, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Steve, that sounds like a good idea but there are a couple of problems. One, the BOE cannot get a budget for the following school year together to vote on by November, it just isn't practical. So it's pretty much inevitable that school budgets will require a different election. But that doesn't mean that BOE seats and other local elections couldn't be held in November. Which leads to the second problem, it serves those with a "vested interest" to have low turnout.
Steve klyce May 21, 2014 at 01:27 PM
None that I know in New York. A colleague in Florida took action and was able to make the change in his district.

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