School Budgets, Board of Education Races Set for May 21 Votes
Voters in local school districts will be going to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to decide on proposed budgets for the 2013-14 school year and candidates for the Board of Education. The following is a quick glance on what residents will be facing.
Budget: $160.3 million
Mohansic Elementary School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.Tax Hikes: 1.3% Yorktown; 4.6% Cortlandt; 4% PutnamValley; 1.4% Somers; 2.5% Philipstown
Board of Education: (Three open seats) Incumbents Elizabeth Kogler, Steve Korn and Steve Rosen
Voting Location: Van Cortlandtville Elementary School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Budget: $93.99 million
Tax Hike: 2.17%
Board of Education: (Three open seats) Incumbents Karen Corrado, Peter Bisaccia and Thomas Donatelli
Budget: $72.11 million
Tax Hike: 1% Cortlandt; -2.93% Peekskill
Board of Education: (Three open seats) Incumbents Marion Walsh, Carson Jacobs and Carol Popolow Abraham
Voting Location: Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Budget: $78.4 million
Tax Hike: 3.66%
Board of Education: (Three open seats) Incumbent Michael Simpkins, Adriana Ariza, Shannon Casiano, Jillian Clausen, Rolv (Nick) Nicolaysen, Maria Pereira
Voting Location: PeekskillHigh School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Budget: $110.4 million
Tax Hikes: 3.5% Ossining; 7.43% New Castle; 5.07% Yorktown
Board of Education: (Two open seats) Incumbent Bill Kress, Carlos Desmaras, Lisa Murray
Voting Location: OssiningHigh School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Budget: $83.78 million
Tax Hike: 3.5%
Board of Education: (Three open seats) Incumbent Ifay Chang, Incumbent Donna Rosenblum, Karen Frieri, Joseph Marra, Richard Wagner
Voting Location: Somers Middle School 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Budget: $44.59 million
Tax Hikes: 2.59% Cortlandt; -1% Yorktown
Board of Education: (Two open seats) Yariv Alpher, Brian Aspinwall, Iris Bugliosi, Joshua Diamond, Jason Stern
Voting Location:CrotonHarmonHigh School 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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