Central District, Merrick and North Merrick budgets approved

Piskin and Schatzman elected to Merrick board; Ryan, Enella and Luciani elected in North Merrick


Voters hit the polls on Tuesday in Merrick and approved the Merrick Union Free School District's  $55 million budget and North Merrick Union Free School  District's $36 million budget for 2022-23.

In Merrick, incumbent trustee Gina Piskin was re-elected, and Jennifer Schatzman took the seat the was previously held by Sigal Negrin, who left the board last Sepetmber.

Piskin recieved 1,250 votes, and Schatzman received 1,144 votes.

The other candidates were Tara Casimano and Jessica Mack.

North Merrick incumbents Meg Ryan and Steven Enella were re-elected; Will Luciani was also elected, filling  a seat left vacant by Robert Crowley. 

Other candidates included Carson Termotto and Christine Mitkish. 

Ryan earned 899 votes, Enella 743 and Luciani earned 827, respectively. 

In addition to the elementary districts, the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District's  $177 million budget passed. 

Over 5,200 voters approved the Central District's budget, which will bring enhancement to the district’s specialty programs, increase STEAM opportunities, and help further emphazise social and emotional wellness among students.

In addition to the school district, the Merrick Library's budget also passed by a vote of 1426-559. Trustee Meme Wanderman was elected to a five year term. The library, in a Facebook post, thanked all who voted.