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Voter's Guide: Wantagh and Seaford School Budget, Board Elections

What you need to know for Tuesday's budget vote and school board election.

School district across the region will be voting on school budgets and elect new board of education trustees on Tuesday. Here is what Wantagh and Seaford residents will vote on Tuesday.

Wantagh School District

Wantagh residents will vote on the district's $75,481,754 budget for the 2014-15 school year Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a 1.76 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year and a 1.99 percent tax levy increase.

The proposed budget maintains all AP and college-level courses, security guards, class sized consistent with established district guidelines, the Horizons program, all art, music, and athletic programs, and extracurriculars. Get the full rundown in the district's budget pamphlet here.

Incumbent Michael Cucci and Ann-Marie Sturniolo are running unopposed for seats on the Board of Education.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Forest Lake, Mandalay, and Wantagh elementary schools.

Seaford School District

Seaford residents will vote on the district's $62,637,930 budget for 2014-15.

The proposal calls for a 3.64 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year and a 1.55 percent tax levy increase. Learn more on the Seaford district website here.

Incumbent Brian Fagan, Patrick Martz, and Stacie Stark are vying for seats on the Board of Education.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Seaford Manor Elementary and Seaford Harbor Elementary.

J May 19, 2014 at 03:38 PM
And why are people running unopposed? I don't ever remember seeing any information about candidates being sought, or residents being asked if they might like to run? This all sounds a bit fishy to me. Could there be corruption on the board. . . ?
Lorraine DeVita May 19, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Christopher a loaded question perhaps? Basically the many non voting apathetic in Both communities will continue to loudly whisper by their voting abstinence .....WHO CARES !!(unless of course SPORTS were on the cutting board then all hell would break lose! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ predicting VERY low voter turn out and passed budgets for both. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ no one gives enough of a damn to get off their duffs ... they complain but don't DO anything..... and deserve exactly what they get $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ a lot of nothing for a whole lot of $omething!
Lorraine DeVita May 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM
TOH makes decision on SAS SALE - apparently even though Seaford residents voted on a 55 PLUs community with MORE parking the TOH has granted a SENIOR 62 status to the developers which requires FEWER parking spaces and probably more condos with less space. Good luck to the Seaford residents who live surrounding the condos because it is not clear if EVERY condo will have a parking space and for certain only one parking space per condo.. Seems both the developers and the TOH have decided 62 yrs old couples dont need to own and drive 2 cars and certainly dont have visitors. It also appears that seniors in the complex can haul groceries further then they ever have because not all parking is in front of their condo.. Good luck Seaford you are going to need it.. hope that 4.5 million was worth it.. the BOE should hang their head in shame and its a wonder with the LACK of ethics and poor judgment call that they display on an ongoing basis why ANY ONE of them is employed.... Wait for round two Seaford when the developer goes BACK to the TOH and claims can not sell the condos and wants to change to RENTALS, sec 8's and applies for distressed TAX RELIFE leaving SEAFORD taxpayers holding the bag ....yet again.. The developers have done this before in other complexes .... and have won each and every time BECAUSE they are politically connected at the hip... Kate sold you all down the drain yet again.. but you all keep voting for her .. and you have voted for the unethical BOE members who have sold this community for a few sheckels!

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