Elmont budget passes, Jaime, Battle-Burkett, Cantara reelected


After polls closed in Elmont on Tuesday evening, the $98.5M budget for the 2022-2023 school year was passed.

The Elmont Union Free School Distric spending plan will introduce a full-day pre-kindergarten program in all district schools and includes a tax levy decrease of 0.07 percent that would save the average resident $2.28 next school year. 

The budget was approved by voters, 714 votes to 210 votes. 

Board of education president Michael Jaime, who was unopposed, was reelected with 701 votes.

Dr. Tameka Battle-Burkett, vice president of the school board, was reelected, defeating opponent  Fiormelissa Johnson by a vote of 536 to 282. 

Dr. Michael Cantara, who also ran unopposed, was reelected with 709 votes. 

The budget for the Elmont Memorial Library Budget passed by a vote of 751 to 131, and Ellice Bekier and Monique Hardial were reelected to the library board.