As the Wantagh Board of Education prepares to adopt a 2013/14 spending plan proposal, the district will be holding the first of four public budget workshops this Monday evening.
The March 11 budget workshop is scheduled for Wantagh High School starting at 7 p.m. Additional evening budget workshops at Wantagh High School will take place on March 18 and April 3. A morning budget session is also slated for April 9 starting at 10 a.m. in the Wantagh Public Library.
Last year, Wantagh voters overwhelmingly approved a $71.7 million budget proposal by 1,192 votes. The vote on a 2013/13 budget plan is scheduled for May 21.
In December, Wantagh Acting Superintendent Maureen Goldberg recommended that the school board add full-day kindergarten for next year's budget, which would require adding 5.5 teachers in addition to increased transportation costs. If the board opts to expand from it's longtime half-day kindergarten model, the district would receive $649,606 from the state for the first year of the program.
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