Budget overviews: What are you voting for?

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Bayport-Blue Point

Of note is the inclusion of lighting and sound system expenses currently for the high school football field proposed in the 2022-2023 budget. The expense is $1,011,700.

The budget for additional expenses totals at $681,129. The tax levy is 3.49 percent (which is below the allowable rate at 4.05 percent).

Outgoing board trustee, Jason Borowski, called for a separate vote on the lights during the April 5 meeting, but the initiative was voted down 5 to 1.

Sayville

The budget increase from 2021-2022 is 2.4 percent ($2,324,099) with a tax levy of 1.72 percent. An increase in budget this year is transportation, which is 3.57 percent higher this year ($157,238 more than 2021-2022).

Significantly, the equipment budget is up 23.02 percent from $183,346 to $225,555.

The expected annual increase is $138 or $11.50 a month.

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In the first presentation of the proposed 2022-2023 budget in late January, it was recognized that challenges for the budget included: educational materials and supplies, food products for student lunch and breakfast program, employee health benefits, and bus parts, gasoline and diesel fuel to operate the school bus fleet.

The proposed 2022-2023 budget is $207,420,876, a 1.89 percent increase over the 2021-2022 budget.

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