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Bridgehampton Schools to Present the Same Budget for a Re-Vote

Bridgehampton Superintendent Dr. Lois Favre has decided to present the same $12.3 budget to voters for the second time on June 17 after it failed to attain a supermajority of 60 percent as mandated by the state because it pierces the tax levy cap.

Dr. Favre’s board supported budget fell short of approval by just 36 votes as reported in The Sag Harbor Express.

The 2014-15 proposed school budget is a $1.1 million increase over the current budget of $11.2 million and surpasses the state’s mandated maximum increase which for Bridgehampton would have been 3.8 percent not the 9.93 percent requested under the budget presented.

According to 27 East, Bridgehampton will have to re-write their entire budget should it be defeated once again on June 17.

New Guy June 01, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Maybe its me but doesn't no mean no. There are no re-votes in any other type of vote that I have ever heard of. Is the government run school system special? That is a lot of nerve on part of the school system, maybe they should take a benefit cut to medical and pension. What a joke on the hardworking taxpayers...
Hamptongal June 02, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Like thumbing your nose at the taxpayers!

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