Lynbrook school officials propose $96.8M budget for 2022-23


Lynbrook school officials have proposed a $96.8 million budget for 2022-23, which is a 4.28 percent increase from the 2021-22 spending plan. Polls will be open in Lynbrook from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The plan will see a 1.62 percent increase to the tax levy — the amount that districts can raise revenue through property taxes — which is below the allowable tax cap.

“Once again, the Lynbrook School District is pleased to present to its community residents a proposed budget that supports student learning opportunities while remaining compliant with the tax levy cap,” district officials wrote in a statement.

The budget will fund several items and it:

—Expands the Sounds-Write Program, a literacy program for the district’s youngest learners.

—Increases course options at the high school level, including the addition of Accounting II, Italian Conversation and Culture, Spanish Conversation and Culture, and Speech and Debate.

—Features several additional music enhancements, including Music Theory, Treble Choir and a BOCES Instructional Music Instrument Program.

—Maintains the district’s support of the athletic and extracurricular programs and increases coaching positions.

—Preserves the district’s commitment to technology, including the One to Worldprogram.

—Increases staffing for special education classes.

In addition, a few capital facility projects are included within the budget. With voter approval, the district will use $625,000 to continue floor replacement at Lynbrook High School, replace a rear blacktop path with concrete at South Middle School, expand the parking lot at Waverly Park and replace the roof and gym floor at West End.

In all, 58.4 percent of the budget will go toward instruction, while 25.7 percent will fund undistributed expenses, 11.5 percent will go toward general support, 4.1 percent will fund transportation and 0.20 percent will cover community services.