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May 12, 2010 4:02 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Hampton Bays School District proposed 2010-11 budget

May 12, 2010 4:02 PM

Hampton Bays Budget 2010-11

Total district budget: $43.8 million

Spending increase, dollars: $1.2 million

Spending increase, percentage: 2.8 percent

Proposed tax rate: $10.69

Tax rate increase: $1.48, or 16.1 percent.

Notable increases, spending: An estimated $937,262 in additional employee benefits costs.

Notable decreases, spending: n/a

Anticipated decreases, revenue: More than $643,937 in interest on capital projects fund, $551,109 in state aid and $64,224 in PILOT payments.

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Can we add the number of students expected in the district? Or the actual number of students enrolled for the '09/'10 school year? About 1800 for Hampton Bays isn't it?
By davidf (325), hampton bays on May 14, 10 7:38 PM
Enrollment in Hampton Bays public schools is anticipated to increase from 1,852 in January 2009 to about 2,000 in September, according to the district. Thank you for your comment.
By Will James (4), Southampton Press on May 18, 10 4:51 PM
thanks for that. do we know how many teachers, administrators, and support staff (janitorial, medical)?

do we know the status of the new contract since the old one runs out next month?
By davidf (325), hampton bays on May 18, 10 7:59 PM
I think it's now closer to 2,000 students.
By baywoman (165), southampton on May 15, 10 12:16 PM
I have great concern about how much excess money our community is being taxed. Imagine how much wasteful spending occurred before the board admitted that they have $300,000 left over. This is surely what remains after a huge effort to spend, spend, spend... Evidenced by an even bigger budget request for the next year. (and now we know that Doug Oakland overtaxed us by a substantial amount last year)

No to prop 2 and No to the budget! The only acceptable budget is a decrease!! It's ...more
By Politicritic (4), Hampton Bays on May 17, 10 9:44 PM
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Drive down any street in HB & see all the 'for sale' and worse - "owned by bank" signs! People are being priced out of the town in which they grew up & taxes are part of that.

Politicritic has a great point - rather than using the "unspent fundsr" money-give it back to the community via a tax reduction. How many years of double-digit increases did the taxpayers suffer thru so that there could be unspent funds. This isn't the District's money - it's ours!
By EastEnder2 (30), Hampton Bays on May 18, 10 2:10 PM