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Mount Sinai's $55.4 Million Budget Fails, Falling Short of Supermajority

District's tax cap-piercing budget gets shut down by voters, only receiving 52.4 percent approval.

A budget of $55,364,115 for the Mt. Sinai School District has been rejected by voters Tuesday by a vote of 1263-1147. 

The budget, which pierces the tax levy cap with a 4.76 percent increase, fell short of a 60 percent supermajority with 52.4 percent yes votes.

With the budget failed, administrators and the Board of Education must go back to the table and propose a budget that does not exceed the tax levy cap. In recent presentations, the district forecasted the possible loss of clubs and athletics with a budget that does not pierce the tax levy cap. A budget revote will be held in the coming weeks.

In the Board of Education election, the two seats were won by Donna Compagnone, with 955 votes, and Lynn Capobianco, with 801 votes. John Yavorka earned 768 votes, Marnie Kula 604 and Deborah Lang 603 each.

Wlodek May 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM
A 2x4 (like a 2x4 piece of lumber) method of getting parent's attention in Mt. Sinai schools. Please read the letter of a Mt. Sinai parent and a response form a school official, who did not sign it, on how Mt. Sinai gets parents' attention. This is a real eye opener. Any ideas who the school official is? Take a look. http://www.mtsinai.k12.ny.us/boe/budget/12-13/Q%20&%20A%20with%20a%20resident.pdf
Middle Class M.S. Mom May 26, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Thanks Jim & Wlodek. Interesting information. I'll continue to research and take it into consideration.
work,live&lovein mt sinai May 26, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Tony Bonesera wrote that
JCW June 19, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I moved to Mt. Sinai in 1969 and I will still vote the Budget down. Also I have had kids go to this school. Why don't you move to a more expensive district?
JCW June 19, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I agree that it is more the administrators than the teachers salries that is the problem.

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