Smithtown School Budget Passes, Incumbents Re-Elected

Smithtown residents approved the school district’s $227.44 million proposed budget on Tuesday by a margin of 2,902-1,025. 

The budget includes 1.36 percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a 1.49 percent tax levy increase, which is within the state's tax cap.

Five candidates fan for three seats on the Smithtown Board of Education. Incumbent Gladys Waldron ran unopposed. Incumbent Joanne McEnroy defeated Jill McDowell and incumbent Grace Plourde defeated Michelle Lintelman. 

Sticks60 May 21, 2014 at 01:28 AM
After reading about two challengers and their opposition opposition to common core how could one vote for them. If they took a moment to see full meaning of a real math instructional program that is bringing to life the true meaning of math they would realize they were on the wrong side. Yes it means some pain for some but it will produce a stronger community in the future.
Argile May 21, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Sticks60, common core math is nothing but inefficient and wasteful mathematics techniques. If I were to calculate dopamine drips using the common core methods my patients would be dead from hypotention by the time I finished. You want to challenge kids? Move on to trigonometry and calculus. Not by teaching kids how to draw countless squares and circles.
Triborough Amendment May 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM
No Common Core Fear is: Teachers afraid to learn something new and then be judged on how well they teach it to the students. Status Quo is not an option as the rest of the world eats our lunch!
localguy May 21, 2014 at 02:31 PM
Politics as usual. We close schools and yet our taxes increase all the while the BOE (including incumbents) tell us we are under the tax cap. If you believe these people you need a check up from the neck up.
Triborough Amendment May 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Status Quo - Excellent! Keep in the incumbents and give out raises, what a great system they've created!


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