Long Island votes on school budgets

Long Island votes on school budgets

A voter enters Jackson Memorial Baptist Church to cast her vote during municipal elections in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Newsday is reporting that almost all school districts across Long Island — 121 of them — won voter support of budgets Tuesday, often by lopsided majorities, with one budget defeated in a season marked by robust spending proposals and low tax increases. 

West Hempstead’s proposed $71.39 million plan went down, with 734 “yes” votes to 1,103 “no’s.” The proposal would have raised spending 3.61%, and taxes, 2.14%.

Two districts, Great Neck and Westbury, were unreported as of about 1 a.m. Wednesday. 

(AP Photo/Ben Gray)