Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Local school districts to vote on budgets, school board seats today

Local school districts to vote on budgets, school board seats today

But the Derby Avenue deal, which is already being criticized by affordable housing and public lands advocates, has caught members of the Oakland Unified School District's board off guard.

The proposed tax increase is less than the state index amount, which the state set at 2.9 percent and is the maximum amount allowed without voter approval or state approval of a spending amount exception. As our Matt Hunter reports, in a number of Capital Region districts, voters will be deciding whether to spend the money to have a full-time police officer stationed at the school.

Tomorrow, the Oakland City Council will vote on whether or not to sell city-owned land in the Fruitvale neighborhood to a charter school for its new campus.

The $34,508,432 budget proposal calls for a 3.13 percent local tax levy increase, which is the district's allowable tax levy limit under state guidelines, according to the district.

Once renovated, the 4,000-square-foot residence will be a 7,200-square-foot office building.

In addition, there are three candidates for three available Board of Education seats.

Votes can be cast between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., in the music room of the intermediate school on Leland Lane.

"Bringing those things back is definitely a priority", said Gerald Poole, who took over the district as superintendent in July. The school board requested the funding for five SROs previously paid for by the city. But Susan Binder has opted not to seek re-election.

A full 100 percent of districts' spending plans in Nassau and Suffolk counties - 124 budgets in all - passed in the initial round of balloting at this time previous year, meaning that no revotes were needed in June. While county and school district boundaries don't always line up, the message still is clear.

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Voting will be from 2 to 8 p.m.at the Quogue School.

The fright factor now may be that voter disinterest could result in school boards being less accountable to the citizens they represent. Mitchell Lemaire, who had been a former board member, was appointed to fill a vacancy left by Kelly Flint in September.

Because Ball State wouldn't take control until later this summer, Muncie will still receive a letter grade for the current school year.

For many districts, the proposed 2018-19 budgets provide a chance to restore student programs and services lost during the years immediately following the Great Recession.

ERES Academy's expansion hasn't been approved yet by OUSD's board, even though Arise has already spent millions on the new campus project with architects and consultants.

The hours that polls are open on Tuesday vary.

"The board has asked for additional options, and that will be part of the discussion next week as well". He is running to finish the remaining two years of the three-year term.

Voters will choose four candidates to serve on the Board of Education. She will be joined on the board by newcomer Jordana Sobey, who will be replacing Stephanie Bitis, who will not be running for reelection. This significant shortfall required budget cuts throughout the district.

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