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Annual school district budget vote and election of trustees less than two weeks away

Schools by: Joanne Kountourakis, May 6, 2022

The 2022-2023 annual budget vote and election of trustees will take place on Tuesday, May 17, from 6am to 9pm. The William J. Brosnan building, pictured above, is one of the district’s three polling places.

A public hearing on the 2022-2023 finalized budget was held yesterday evening, with Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer presenting for one last time an overview of the budget before the district’s upcoming annual budget vote and election of trustees.

The 2022-2023 annual budget vote and election of trustees will take place on Tuesday, May 17, from 6am to 9pm.

The proposed budget comes in at $177,856,084 and carries a budget-to-budget spending increase of 1.81% and a tax levy increase of 0.61%. The 2022-2023 Final Proposed Budget Book can be found here.

Also on the ballot this year is a proposition to authorize the district to spend $5,694,660 on various building projects, money already placed in capital reserves. If the proposition is approved, there would be no additional tax impact for residents.

District residents who are registered to vote with the Suffolk County Board of Elections are permitted to vote in the election. A special voter registration day will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 3 to 8pm at the William J. Brosnan building on Laurel Avenue, in the district clerk’s office. The last day to register to vote is Thursday, May 12.

Polling places are as follows; residents must vote at their designated polling place:

Election District 1: District residents living south of the center line of Pulaski Road vote at Fifth Avenue Elementary School.

Election District 2: District residents living north of the center line of Pulaski Road and south of the center line of Route 25A vote at Dickinson Avenue School.

Election District 3: District residents living north of the center line of Route 25A vote at William J. Brosnan School.

Absentee ballot applications must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the election (May 10) if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election (May 16) if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter or his/ her designated agent. All absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5pm on the day of the vote. Click here for an absentee ballot application.

A video of the May 5 board of education meeting, including resident comments from the public hearing, can be found here.

A Meet the Candidates forum, hosted by the Northport-East Northport PTA Council, will be held on Tuesday, May 10. Candidates for the three available trustee seats are, in the order they appear on the ballot: Frank Labate, Allison Noonan, Larry Licopoli and Thomas Loughran.