Long Beach Herald has all the news you need regarding yesterday’s school budget/trustee vote. READ: School budget passes, Tangney and Mininsky retain seats
“By a count of 1,140 votes to 462, residents overwhelmingly approved the Long Beach School District’s $131.9 million budget for 2015-16 on Tuesday. The passing rate of 71 percent approval is the largest passing margin in over 15 years, school officials said.
The spending plan is a 1.48 percent increase over the current budget, and includes a 3.19 percent increase to the tax levy, the maximum allowed amount under the state’s tax cap formula. School officials say it will help the district get on a path to long-term financial sustainability and rely less on its reserve funds in the future. [LINK]
You say, “I don’t have a kid in the schol district, so why do I need to vote in any school election?”
Let’s take a moment and think. You should vote in our District’s School Board elections as the Propositions, Trustee votes effect your wallet and more importantly the future of the children attending the schools in our District.
Up for next week’s vote on Thursday, October 18
Expenditure From Capital Reserve
Shall the Board of Education be authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $5.7 million representing monies from the Capital Reserve Fund with the following purpose (s): renovation of Long Beach High School required as a result of a ceiling collapse in the Spring of 2012, including all ancillary and incidental work required to be performed. Since the funds to be extended hereunder our from the Capital Reserve Fund, approval of this proposition will not require a levy upon the real property of the district.
Get out and vote!