The budget adopted by the board of education in includes a that will need 60 percent of the vote to pass in May. Despite the tax cap busting increase, the budget still includes plans to curb some services to trim expenses.
One concern brought up in the community has been the cuts to library services spoken about at a recent board meeting.
Libraries will still be open in each elementary school five days a week, according to board member Lance Brown.
“The only difference is that one day a week, the library will be open but not with a librarian, an aide will be there instead,” he explained in an email.
According to Brown, the day of the week and how much time each elementary school will get a dedicated librarian will depend on staffing requirements, class sizes, and scheduling of the individual school. Those decisions are made over the summer.
“For example, if has a librarian staffed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, then on the Wednesday the librarian is not at Clinton, he/she may go and staff another school's library,” Brown said in a post on a popular Comsewogue Community Facebook page. “It will be done on a rotating basis.”