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School Budget Passed

School and library budgets and 2 propositions are approved by voters;
Litvack and Valauri re-elected to Board of Education.

MAY 21, 2019 - The proposed 2019-20 budget for the Roslyn Public Schools was approved by voters on May 21 by a margin of 559-138.

The budget of $113,190,196 calls for a spending increase of 2.94 percent, with growth in instructional programs, capital investments and additional security measures. The projected tax levy will increase by 1.97 percent. This will be the eleventh consecutive year that Roslyn’s budget has been below the tax levy limit imposed by the state, which is four years longer than the budget "cap" has been required by law. The school tax levy has risen an average of about one percent per year over the last decade.

Two candidates were elected to the Board of Education: incumbents Steven Litvack and Bruce Valauri.

The 2019-20 budget for the Bryant Library was also approved.

Proposition 3, authorizing financing for new school buses and vans, was approved, as was Proposition 4, which authorizes expenditure from an existing capital reserve fund. Approval of these propositions has no additional impact on taxpayers.

Superintendent Allison Brown said, "I never cease to be amazed and humbled by the support this community shows for its public schools. All of our residents should know that we are grateful for that support and do not take it for granted. Rather than make us complacent, a "yes" vote inspires us to work hard to earn the trust you have placed in us. We look forward with great confidence and anticipation to the 2019-2020 school year."

Budget documents and other school budget information are posted in the Business and Finance section of this site.

Complete voting results:

School budget
Yes 559
No 138

Library budget
Yes 576
No 118

Proposition 3 (school buses)
Yes 554
No 138

Proposition 4 (capital reserve)
Yes 571
No 117

Board candidates
Litvack 545
Valauri 536