North Fork school budget results

05/19/2015 8:15 PM |

photoThe Suffolk Times sent reporters to school districts from Oysterponds to Mattituck-Cutchogue to provide the latest on the results as they came in.

Here’s is a breakdown of the vote:

GREENPORT (POLLS CLOSED AT 8 P.M.)

• $16.9 million budget with a 2.52 percent tax levy increase: YES: 213, NO: 36

• Babette Cornine: 213

• Dan Creedon: 202

• Superintendent David Gamberg says: “I’m absolutely delighted with the strong show of support from the community. With this being my first year serving as superintendent, I’ve found this to be a wonderful, supportive community, both internally and at large.”


POLLS CLOSE AT 9 P.M. AT THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS:

MATTITUCK-CUTCHOGUE

• $40.2 million budget with a 1.73 percent tax levy increase: YES: 445, NO: 219

• Barbara Wheaton: 524

• Doug Cooper: 487

• Laura Jens-Smith: 446 

• New board member Barbara Wheaton says: “I’m really excited to serve the district in this position … I’m trained in education and my experience is in education and I’ve been coming to all the board meetings since I retired, so this is kind of a natural next step. I really am excited. I have a lot to learn and I have a lot of listening to do.”

NEW SUFFOLK

• $1.09 million budget with a 1.58 percent tax levy increase: YES: 56, NO: 6

• Jason Cooper: 59

• Board president Tony Dill says: “We’re gratified as is normally the case with the support of the community. We will do our best as will the staff to ensure that this money is put to good use to educate the students and we welcome Jason to the board.”

OYSTERPONDS

• $5.6 million budget with a 1.62 tax levy increase: YES: 139, NO: 39

• Philip Mastrangelo:156

• Linda Goldsmith:133

• Krista de Kerillis:118

• Superintendent Richard Malone says: “This shows the community is very happy w the school and the direction the school is going in.”

SOUTHOLD

• $29.1 million budget with a 1.66 tax levy increase: YES: 462, NO: 131

• John Crean: 465

• Paulette Ofrias: 468

Board president Paulette Ofrias says: “We are appreciative of our community for once again supporting the students of our district. It’s kind of disappointing with the low numbers. Are they content or apathetic? How do you ever know?”

Superintendent David Gamberg says: “My big concern remains the long term sustainability of keeping the numbers at these very modest levels.”

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