The Birchwood Civic Association (BCA) welcomed members of the Jericho and Syosset School districts’ administration and boards of education to overview the propositions that will be on the May 17 school district ballots. A lively question and answer session assured the BCA membership that both districts continue to be in sound financial health. Both districts’ budget proposals will remain below the tax levy cap, requiring a simple majority to pass. Jericho School District will also have a capital spending proposition to allow the district to spend approximately $16 million in existing funds on capital repairs and improvements recommended in last year’s building survey report.
The BCA voted to endorse Jericho’s capital spending proposition as well as the budgets in both Jericho and Syosset. In addition to the school district budgets, the BCA discussed the proposed Jericho and Syosset library budgets and voted to endorse both. Both districts have uncontested elections this year, so no candidates were interviewed.
Additional information regarding the school district budgets, voting hours and locations is available on the district websites, www.syossetschools.org and www.jerichoschools.org. In order to be eligible to vote, one must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the district for at least 30 days and at least 18-years-old.
Jericho does not require registration prior to voting, however, Syosset voters must be registered with either the school district or Nassau County Board of Elections. Absentee ballots may be obtained in the District Clerk’s office in both districts. The BCA encourages all eligible voters to perform their civic duty and support the community by voting “yes” on May 17.
—Submitted by the
Birchwood Civic Association