School Budget Passes, Gordon to Announce Retirement

Port Washington voters approved budget, $6.975 million capital improvement bond Tuesday.

Port Washington voters approved a nearly $133.5 million budget on Tuesday for the 2012-13 school year. They also said yes to a $6.975 million capital improvement bond. 

Superintendent Dr. Geoffrey Gordon also said that he would announce on Wednesday his retirement from education, effective July 31. 

"This culminates a wonderful 10 years," Gordon said, giving a brief statement, to a room that next filled with applause. Check back with Patch for more on this story Wednesday. 

With a final tally of 2,547-895 in favor, residents within the Port Washington School District can expect to see a 2.07 percent increase in their collective tax levy in the following year. The budget falls within the tax levy capital limit of 2.13 percent. 

Voters also approved a  for capital improvements for roofs and building envelopes, with 2,397 to 761 in favor.  

The three uncontested candidates ,  and  were elected school board trustees. 

Larry Greenstein 2,173 Nora Johnson 2,354 Vernon McDermott 2,265

Greenstein was elected to serve for fourth term. Johnson and McDermott will be new to the board. 

Voting took place at , ,  and , from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. 


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