9 years 6 months ago
This is a reminder that Tuesday, May 19 (today!) is the date for the vote on the School budget, as well as the Library budget and Board of Education and Library elections. Polls are open from 7AM - 9PM. (If you don't know your polling place, you can call the Board of Education at 576-4219).
You should have received the "Budget News" newsletter in your mail recently; it will list your polling place on the mailing label and contains detailed information on the Proposed budget. If you have any questions about your polling place, please call the Board of Education at 576-4219.
If the budget is defeated the District can resubmit the budget or come up with a new budget in June. If that budget is defeated New York State will institute a contingency budget. According to the District, that budget will be $300,000 less than the proposed budget.
Now, look at the pack of lies being emailed around by backers of Polow, Hastie and the school budget:
THEIR CLAIM: There will only be full-day kindergarten starting in 2009 if the budget passes.
TRUTH: False. For months the school board and administration have justified this new program on the grounds that New York State was insisting on New Rochelle offering Full-Day K. If this is true why would the State cut this program for their own contingency budget?