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Weigh in on Massapequa Schools and the Tax Cap

The school district says it's facing cuts because of the new sate tax cap. Are you in favor of submitting a budget that exceeds the cap?

Weigh in on Massapequa Schools and the Tax Cap

officials say the district could face about $4 to $4.5 million in cuts because of the new state real estate cap.

The district is facing higher transportation and pension costs among other things, and while they qualify for an exemption that allows a tax levy slightly above the two percent cap, it won't be enough to prevent the cuts.

One solution would be to submit a budget that exceeds the cap. This can go through if it is approved by 60 percent of the district's voters. 

School officials point out that past budgets have not been approved by the 60 percent margin and the school board has not discussed submitting a budget that exceeds the cap.

But we'd still like to know what you think of the idea. Take our poll and also let us know your ideas about handling possible cuts.

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