Hewlett-Woodmere budget and capital reserve fund approved

Shari Amitrano and Cheryl May gain another three-year term


Hewlett-Woodmere's budget for the 2023-2024 school year of $135.17 was passed 1,700 to 1,003 on May 16.

"We're extremely grateful to the community for their support that will allow us to provide excellent education to all the children of Hewlett and Woodmere," said district spokeswoman Barbara Giese.

Cheryl May, who serves as the board vice president, and fellow trustee Shari Amitrano ran unopposed and earned the three-year terms. Amitrano received 2,111 votes and May 2,107.

"We appreciate and value the community coming out to vote, supporting us, the budget and the capital reserve project, and believing what we are putting forth as a tremendous opportunity to our community," Amitrano said.

The creation of a $17.2 million capital reserve fund  for renovations at Hewlett High School and Woodmere Middle School was approved by a margin of 1,707 to 936.

"We are very excited that the capital project is going to go through," May said.

The Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library budget of $6.535 million was approved, 1,787 to 890. Trustee Ayanna Layne ran unchallenged for another five-year term. She collected 1,584 votes.