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Eastchester, Tuckahoe Budget, Board Vote Results

Eastchester district officials released these preliminary results and these comments:

Budget

Yes 1090

No 489

 

Board of Education Trustee Results

Willa Brody Hughes 1146

Vito Catania 1159

Robert Summer 1138

 

Dr. Walter Moran III, Superintendent of Schools:

“I wish to express my deep appreciation to the Eastchester community for the passage of the 2014-15 school budget. In these difficult economic times, the community’s continuing support for our educational programs and initiatives is truly gratifying.” 

Robert Summer, President of the Eastchester Board of Education:

On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for supporting the budget. The outcome shows that the community understood the needs and priorities expressed in this budget and supported them, despite the difficult economic times. It is recognition that the education of our children is a priority of the community when done in a manner that is efficient and respectful of all constituencies and yet provides a quality education that will allow our children to excel in the 21st century. The passage of the budget is recognition that the schools are the heart of our community. The Administration and our faculty do a tremendous job educating our children on a day to day basis and this budget allows them to continue doing so while respecting the taxpayers who provide 90% of our funding. Despite the ongoing assault on funding for public schools and local control, the community has expressed its confidence in the education we are providing for our children. This community has a history of supporting the school budgets when the need is well demonstrated. The community should be proud of its vote.

Willa Brody

“Given the tax cap and cuts in state aid, each year we are challenged with balancing our budget and preserving the quality and educational integrity of our schools, while remaining sensitive to the needs of the taxpayer. We therefore appreciate the community’s response and support of this year’s budget.”

Eastchester PTA Council co-presidents Andy Bellach and Marianne Gordineer issued a statement:

The PTA Council wishes to express its gratitude to our community, including our PTA members, for supporting the school budget. PTA members -- parents, grandparents, educators -- are strong advocates for our children. And, their voices were heard loud and clear today through their support for a fiscally and educationally responsible budget that stays within the “tax cap” (despite the continued failure of Governor Cuomo to provide any meaningful mandate relief to our schools) and continues to offer essential educational opportunities that prepare the children of this community for college and careers. Thanks to all for making sure that your voices were heard!


In Tuckahoe:

Budget vote:

  • 411 yes
  • 235 no

Board of Education candidates:

  • Michelle Liscio: 437
  • Stephen Pagnotta: 324
  • James Lombardi: 270
  • Lenny Carraturo: 248



 

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