The Oceanside and Island Park school districts have passed both their respective budgets for the 2023-24 school years and all unopposed trustees for each district have kept their titles. The budget for the Oceanside school district passed 1064 to 784 and was finalized at $174,377,846 and for the Island Park school district the final budget was $43,291,899 with 450 votes yes and 257 votes no.
The Oceanside Library budget known as Proposition 3 passed 1064 yes and 784 no for a final budget of $7,891,354. The Island Park Public Library proposed budget for 2023-24 passed is $1,554,625 with 508 for and 122 against; there is a tax levy of $1,457,645. From the year prior the budget-to-budget increase is .88 percent.
The Oceanside Proposition 2 was approved 1219 yes and 688 no, the two approved projects funded will renovate the technology and wood shop rooms and add an additional structure for a new car lift and area for masonry work. The structure which will be within an interior courtyard, will allow for five new classrooms for engineering, virtual enterprise and video broadcasting courses.
The second project included in the proposition is the renovation of the library at the Oceanside Middle School. This will include new flexible seating, an audio-visual media suite, a new circulation desk and a quiet space for reading and studying.
The Island Park budget represents a tax levy increase of 1.99 percent, which is below the allowable cap of 3.03 percent. The budget included the use of reserve funds and unassigned fund balance to help offset any impacts from the Long Island Power Authority settlement.
The Oceanside Board of Election members Donald Maresca, Sandie Schoell and Laura Lisi all remain on the board. And Island Park's Diana Caracciolo, who ran unopposed, also stays on the board.
Update: The Island Park Public Library trustee election winner is John J. Byrne with 536 votes.