Northport School Budget Passes

Voters easily passed the revised Northport-East Northport school budget Tuesday night.

The revised proposal  of $174.69 million, with a zero tax increase for residents,  is about $14,000 less than the one rejected by voters on May 18.  It passed 2,657-1,119.

The Board of Education had said it was able to reduce the original planned  tax increase because of an infusion of $1 million in state relief related to the loss of tax revenues from the power  plant in Northport.

Some  opponents of the original budget said they objected to the tax increase after the board voted earlier this year to close two schools, citing the savings that decision would bring.

 

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