Updated Results: Merrick, North Merrick, Bellmore-Merrick Budgets Pass

Check back for live results of the 2014 budget vote.

Merrick School District residents voted Tuesday to pass the district's budget for the 2014-15 school year.

According to the district's website, both the elementary and high school budgets were overwhelmingly passed by Merrick residents. The elementary school budget garnered 712 "yes" votes compared to 268 "no" votes. The Central High School District budget received 646 "yes" votes compared to 249 "no" votes.

Butch Yamali and Jill Levine were both elected to the Board of Education.

Updated 11:29 p.m.
North Merrick School District residents voted to pass the 2014-15 budget Tuesday, reported Newsday.

554 people voted in favor of the budget compared to 244 who voted against it.

Also, Jonathan Butler and Lisa Katz will take seats on the Board of Education after running unopposed.

Bellmore-Merrick School District residents also passed the 2014-15 budget by more than 1,400 votes.

According to the district, 2,744 voters, a 68 percent majority, were in favor of the proposed budget compared with 1,287. The proposed budget totaled $139,418,645 and called for a 2.12 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year.

Check back here tonight for updates on Merrick, North Merrick, and Bellmore-Merrick results.

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Ralph A. May 23, 2014 at 10:11 AM
I hear from family and friends about the high property taxes each pay. So why is everybody approving all the b/s that the school districts are spreading around each and every year? If the budget fails your kids will still get an education. However, minus the after school activities for example. In Bellmore and Merrick you have four local elementary districts and also the B/M Central High School District. Why not just consolidate the elementary and high school districts into one as in lets say the Merrick (or Bellmore) School District respectively? Like my sister, some people no longer have kids in school after they graduate. But yet still pay high school taxes.


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