A survey seeking feedback from West Islip residents on the 2013-14 draft school budget is now live on the school district’s website. The survey will be live through March 17. Results will be shared with the public at a March 20 budget work session.
The following message was posted by the board of education regarding the survey:
“The West Islip Board of Education is in the midst of developing a proposed school budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The Board values your input in this process and would like you to complete the following survey. Your responses and comments will be reviewed by the Board as part of their budget deliberations. All responses will be reported without identifying the individual respondent.
“At the first official budget workshop, on February 26, 2013, the Superintendent presented a budget draft that may require significant reductions in programs and services to reach a budget that is at the tax levy cap. While there are a variety of factors that may decrease or increase the level of reductions needed, the Board would like to know your opinion on possible reductions as well as your opinion on the use of district reserve funds to reach a balanced budget. The Board also has the authority to propose a budget that pierces the cap and your input on this option is very important.
“If you would like additional information before you complete the survey, please note that the budget presentations are available on the district website.”
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