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Tuckahoe School Propositions

May 12, 2011 10:42 AM

Tuckahoe Propositions

Voters in the Tuckahoe Common School District will be asked to vote on three propositions in addition to the proposed budget this year.

Proposition 1 would authorize spending $53,320 for the district’s participation with the Southampton Youth Association.

Proposition 2 would authorize spending $7,868 for the district’s participation with the Parrish Art Museum.

Proposition 3 would authorize a contract with the Southampton and Westhampton Beach school districts for the education and transportation of students in grades nine through 12 who live in Tuckahoe and attend those districts’s high schools.

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Proposition 3 on the ballot allows the Tuckahoe Schools to pay $25,000 per student to Southanpton Schools and $19,000 per student to Westhampton to enering their respective high schools. How are these fees determined? What impact will these fees have on school taxes when next year's Tuckahoe graduating class is twice the size of this year's class. Does not such an arrangement cry out for serious talks about consolidation? Tuckahoe School has fewer than 500 students K - 8. I have no answer to any ...more
By Viewpoint (26), Southampton on May 14, 11 6:12 PM
Tuckahoe School Tax payers pay 1/4 of their school budget, roughly $ 4 m, to the Southampton School District for Tuckahoe students to attend SH schools. The school tax burden falls most heavily on those tax payers living in the western corner of Southampton Village, around the Rambo sand pit. This slice of the Village is within the Tuckahoe School District and those tax payers pay $ 6.2539 per $ 1000 of assessed valuation and going up!.Tax payers in the remainder of the Village and within the ...more
By dalsimer (2), Southampton on May 17, 11 4:59 PM
viewpoint, a simple phone call to either district would allow you to quickly gather the answers to the questions you ask rhetorically here. these are not arbitrary numbers. i would respectfully submit that it seems a little backwards to possess important questions like yours, admit to not understanding the concepts and then to give others advice on how to vote on these items. the system works, it passed but it was very close. perhaps the taxpayers can come together - the agenda is probably the ...more
By kaluss (113), Southampton on May 19, 11 8:41 AM