At its April 15 meeting, the Lindenhurst Board of Education adopted a budget for the 2015-16 school year that calls for a property tax levy increase of 2.03 percent, which is within the district’s tax levy cap of 2.06 percent. Residents will have the opportunity to vote on this suggested spending plan on Tuesday, May 19. This represents a 1.45 percent increase over last year’s budget.
The proposed budget preserves all educational programs, athletics and clubs, while introducing additional courses to the curriculum. If the 2015-16 budget passes, the district will add high school SAT math and English courses, AP Statistics and Virtual Enterprises, as well as the possibility of two sections of a special education 8:1:2 class (based upon the number of students placed in special education). An additional 8:1:2 class will be added to the middle school program next year as well as the science research program.
The district will also be compliant with the unfunded mandate, Part 154, which will increase staffing and has been factored into the proposed spending plan.