It's budget season. School districts all around Long Island are looking at their spreadsheets to see what can be done to balance education priorities with fiscal realities.
This year is tougher than most because of the New Your State mandated tax cap, limiting any increase in the tax levy to 2 percent. Schools can pierce the cap if 60 percent of the school district votes to pass a budget with a higher tax levy.
That's what Comsewogue is proposing to do. The to the public would cost the school $78,819,507 for the 2012-2013 school year and include a 4.5 percent tax levy increase.
In our informal poll, 75 percent of the people said they'd support a budget with the tax levy of 4.5 percent.
The and hear comments from the community on Thursday, March 29 at the in the board room at 7:30 p.m.