Proposed spending by school districts
Tuesday is decision day on budgets in nine Long Island school districts. Voters will give thumbs-up or down to reoffered spending plans, after district residents rejected initial budgets offered in mid-May. A second defeat would mean freezing of a district's tax levy at the current level, which school officials have said could lead to staffing cuts and trims in student programs and services.
The Elmont school district, an elementary-only district on the Nassau/Queens border, still is seeking to pierce its tax cap and must have its revised budget passed by 60 percent of those casting votes.