School District Budget Events
On Tuesday, May 20, from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., qualified residents of the Great Neck Public School District may vote on the Proposed 2014-2015 School Budget. Voting will take place at the E.M. Baker School, 69 Baker Hill Rd., in the multi-purpose room (for voters who reside north of the LIRR), and at the William A. Shine-South High School, 341 Lakeville Rd., in the west gym (for voters residing south of the LIRR). Additional budget information follows.
Copies of the 2014-15 Preliminary Budget for the Great Neck Public Schools will be available as of Friday, Feb. 28, at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It will also be on the district Web site (www.greatneck.k12.ny.us) and available at Budget Meetings. Reference copies may be perused in each public school and in the Great Neck Library, all branches.
Budget Meetings & Adoption
Budget Meetings are scheduled during March, April, and May. Weekday meetings follow student recognitions, which begin at 7:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend the Budget Meetings and to respond to the Preliminary Budget. Firm decisions on the Budget will not be made until the Board listens to the community's concerns. Budget meeting dates, times, and school locations follow:
-- Monday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., North High, 35 Polo Rd. (informal budget hearing).
-- Monday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., South High, 341 Lakeville Rd. (informal budget hearing).
-- Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m., South High, 341 Lakeville Rd. (budget discussion with administrative staff).
-- Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., North Middle, 77 Polo Rd. (official budget hearing and adoption of Proposed 2014-15 Budget).
-- Monday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., South Middle, 349 Lakeville Rd. (budget discussion only).
Residents who have voted in any school or general election since 2010 are automatically registered to vote in the school election on May 20. Residents who have not voted since 20109, or are not registered, may register at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., on school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents must be 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, and have lived in the district for at least 30 days. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 15.
Absentee Ballot Applications
Qualified, registered voters can obtain applications for absentee ballots from the district Web site (www.greatneck.k12.ny.us -- click on Budget, then choose Absentee Ballot) or from the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents who are qualified voters and whose registration records have been marked "permanently disabled" by the Board of Elections will automatically receive absentee ballots. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m., on Tuesday, May 20.
For Further Information
For additional information about the 2014-15 school budget, voter registration, and/or absentee ballots, please call the assistant superintendent for business, at (516) 441-4020, on school days.