North Shore Superintendent Presents Initial 2016-17 Budget Proposal
Proposition 1 & 2 on Ballot
BOE Agrees To Stay Within Allowable Tax Levy Limit
At the North Shore Schools Board of Education Town meeting on January 14, 2016, Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick presented the Initial 2016-17 budget proposal for the North Shore School District.
Proposition 1: School Budget Proposal
The 2016-17 budget proposal is $99,494,105.15, representing a budget-to-budget increase of 1.96%. The projected tax levy (the amount that is collected in local property taxes) is estimated at $84,498,092. Revenues including the LIPA payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) are estimated at $14,996,013. The 2016-17 budget proposal maintains all current instructional, extra-curricular, and interscholastic programs.
Proposition 2: Capital Reserve Proposal
Also on the ballot on Tuesday, May 17th, is Proposition 2. The district is asking for permission to establish a Capital Reserve Fund for a period of 10 years that will be funded up to a maximum of $8.5 million. If approved, the reserve will include the following building projects:
We encourage you to stay informed about the school budget. Under the Board of Education section on the North Shore Schools’ website at www.northshoreschools.org, please see the minutes and videos of recent board meetings as well as the latest budget information. Trustees will adopt the 2016-17 school budget on Thursday, March 31 (not as indicated on the calendar asApril 14). If you are a resident and would like to receive emails from the NS Schools, please send your email address to Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Central Office at 112 Franklin Avenue in Sea Cliff. Additionally, you can subscribe to receive district emails at the top of the school website at www.northshoreschools.org. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
Please join us at upcoming BOE meetings on the following dates in the High School Library at7:30 PM (unless noted otherwise): March 10, March 31 (Budget Adoption), and April 14. Meet the Candidates Night is April 20, Wednesday in the HS Cafeteria at 8 PM. The BOE/Town Meeting/Budget Reading is on May 5. Please don’t forget to Register to Vote, forms can be picked up in the Central Office, 112 Franklin Avenue, Sea Cliff. The Budget/Election of Trustees is on Tuesday, May 17, in the North Shore High School Gym from 7 AM -10 PM.
If you would like to host a budget coffee, please email Shelly Newman firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding the budget please call or email Dr. Melnick at email@example.com For the latest budget information, please visit the district website at www.northshoreschools.org