UPDATE: Jericho/Syosset Budgets Pass


UPDATE: The Syosset school budget passed with 2,112 yes votes versus 813 no votes. Joshua A. Lafazan and Andy Feldman were elected to the Board of Education. There was a tie for the third seat which will remain undeclared pending the outcome of affidavit ballots.

The outcome of the third Board seat will be determined after affidavit ballots are counted in the next 48 hours. Should the third seat remain tied after these ballots are counted, a runoff election will take place.

UPDATE: The Jericho school budget passed, 659 to 149. The Capital Reserve Fund passed , 521-117, as did the library budget, 631-82. Bill Ferro and Daborah Lee, who were both running unopposed for the Board of Education, were both elected. David Diamond, who was also running unopposed, was re-elected.

Jericho and Syosset residents are heading to the polls today to vote on school budgets on for school board candidates.

In Syosset, residents will vote on the $215,585,452 proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year. The proposal calls for a 1.34 percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a .91 percent tax levy increase, which is within the state’s tax cap.

Six candidates are vying for three open seats on the Syosset Board of Education. Candidates include Bill Weiner, Dale D. Predmore, Andrew Feldman, Joshua Lafazan, Seth Hart and Christopher Difilippo.

Syosset voters are assigned to one of three polling places: Robbins Lane Elementary School, Thompson Middle School and Syosset High School.

In Jericho, residents will vote on a $121,185,238 budget for the 2015-16 school year, an increase of 1.35 percent with a proposed tax levy of 1.61 percent. On the Jericho school board, president Bill Ferro is running uncontested for reelection and Daborah Lee is also running uncontested to replace Shawn Gladstone, who resigned this year.

Jericho residents must vote in the Middle/High School Gym on Route 106.


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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.

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