.

Merrick Schools Talk Budget Preparation

(Credit: Chris Boyle)
(Credit: Chris Boyle)
Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted by Chris Boyle.

A presentation was given on the first draft of the proposed 2013-2014 budget for the Merrick School District.

So far, the District’s Instructional Budget clocks in at a total of $25,986,099, which represents an increase of 1.43 percent over last year’s Instructional Budget of $25,619,551.

In addition, the current proposed Pupil Services Budget represents a zero percent increase over the previous year’s, coming in again at $1,042,084 for the second year in a row.

However, Superintendent Palma was quick to point out that, despite the early success his administration has had in constructing next year’s budget, there’s still a lot of work to do before it is carefully shaped into its final, fiscally-responsible form.

“Up next is the non-instructional and facilities budget, which will be covered on March 5,” Palma said. “March 19, we will cover follow-up budget items, and by that point, we should know the costs of things such as health insurance and BOCES, and that’s when we’ll have a better picture of where we need to go to balance the budget.”

According to Palma, the Board will adopt the final budget on April 9, followed by a public hearing on May 7 and the final public vote on May 21.
Zach T February 13, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Since Yamali and Iskaderian don't "See an immediate threat" to our kids, they shouldn't be allowed to stay on the board. Plain and simple. http://merricklife.com/issue/thursday-february-7-2013/article/merrick-school-board-votes-on-school-security-issues

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »