The 2022-23 tax calculator is now live! Please follow this link to the tax calculator to see how much your taxes will decrease for next school year due to the - 4.86% (negative four point eight six percent) tax levy! Residents will need their "Assessed Value," which is typically a four-digit number located on your tax bill. Follow the link for a sample tax bill!

Be sure to mark your calendars to vote on Tuesday, May 17, from 7 am to 9 pm in the William Floyd High School east lobby!

All of the budget information, propositions, trustee election information, voter registration status, budget brochure, absentee ballot information, news articles on the budget and trustee election, and much more is available below! 


May 2, 2022 at 11 am

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At the April 12, 2022 budget adoption meeting, the William Floyd Board of Education adopted its proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year, which calls for a  - 4.86% (negative four point eight six percent) tax levy (reduction). This budget, which maintains all student programs, clubs, sports and other opportunities, as well as increases technology initiatives and security,  increases student offerings in career and technical education (CTE), clubs, music and athletics, provides additional resources for mental health and outreach and more, is fiscally responsible for residents while providing long-term multi-year sustainability for district operations. The Board of Education has continued to put forth fiscally responsible budgets as evidenced by staying at or below the tax cap limit for the 11th consecutive year (every year during the tax cap era). This year's reduction to the budget of nearly $5 million is due to the fiscal responsibility of the district along with the state starting to fully fund foundation aid. 

In addition to the budget proposition of a - 4.86% tax levy [reduction] (Proposition #1), residents will also have the opportunity to vote on two other propositions: Proposition #2 to establish a new capital reserve fund in the amount of $5 million with a probable term of 10 years; and, Proposition #3 authorizing the district to expend up to $3.5 million remaining from the $39.4 million previously allocated to a capital projects authorized by the voters on October 30, 2017. The full wording of the three propositions are available below and in the attached budget brochure.

The budget hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 7 pm to 7:30 pm in the Jeananne Dawson Memorial Library at William Floyd High School. This meeting will be followed by a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting beginning at 7:30 pm.

The annual budget vote and trustee election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, from 7 am to 9 pm in the William Floyd High School east lobby.

Residents should exercise their right to vote for several reasons including making their voice heard, as well as choosing trustees for the Board of Education, who will help to guide and oversee the district for the next three years. More information on the trustee election is below.

Please note that the district cannot provide public use of facilities under a contingent budget.

Check if you are registered to vote and to download absentee ballot instructions and an application.

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Absentee Instructions and Application in English
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Please see the full wording to all three propositions below.

Proposition #1: To adopt the annual budget in the amount of $265,022,650 of the William Floyd School District for the fiscal year 2022-23, and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the school district.

Proposition #2: Shall the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the William Floyd Union Free School District (“District”) be authorized to establish a new capital reserve fund pursuant to Section 3651 of the Education Law of the State of New York, to be
known as the “2022 Capital Reserve Fund,” to pay costs of renovation/reconstruction of interior instructional spaces and/or the purchase of furnishings/equipment for said spaces, in an ultimate amount of $5 million dollars (plus interest earned thereon), having a probable term of ten (10) years and be authorized to raise $5 million dollars to fund such capital reserve fund in the current or future years through various sources including, but not limited to, state aid reimbursement, cost saving measures resulting in unexpended funds or unappropriated fund balance and other legally available funds of the District?

Proposition #3: Shall the Board of Education of the William Floyd Union Free School District be authorized to expend up to $3,500,000 of money remaining from the $39,400,000 previously allocated to a capital projects authorized by the voters on October 30, 2017, in order to expand the scope of that project to include additional lighting for athletic fields and upgrades to classrooms, instructional spaces and equipment, athletic facilities and building upgrades including; roofing, windows, doors, flooring, bathrooms, entrances and safety upgrades?

Election of the Board of Education Trustees: To elect three trustees to the Board of Education for terms of three years commencing July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025. The three seats are currently held by trustees April Coppola, Robert Guerriero and Lorraine Mentz. To elect one trustee to the Board of Education to fill the remainder of the term previously held by Robert Vecchio, expiring on June 30, 2024. This seat is currently held by trustee Kevin Meyer. All trustees up for re-election are running unopposed.

Voter Qualifications & Registration: In order to vote on the William Floyd School District budget and election of trustees, residents
must be registered. Voter eligibility requires that you are: a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a district resident for at least 30 days, and a registered voter with the District’s Board of Registry or with the Suffolk County Board of Elections. District voter registration applies only to voting in the William Floyd School District. Residents may register at any William Floyd school through May 10, 2022 or at the District Office through May 12, 2022. Voter registration at District Office will close at 5 pm on May 12, 2022, but will continue throughout the date of the vote at the Suffolk County Board of Elections. Absentee applications are available on the district website or by calling the district clerk. For further information or to verify voter eligibility, log onto www.wfsd.k12.ny.us or contact District Clerk Carolyn Visintin at (631) 874-1117.

Please click here for the budget brochure.

Please click here for the April 12, 2022 budget adoption presentation.

If you have any questions about the budget, please email budget@wfsd.k12.ny.us

Please click here for a Newsday story on this year's tax reduction.

Please click here for a Long Island Advance story on this year's trustee elections!

Both articles are also below!

 

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