Uniondale school budget is approved


The $256 million budget for the Uniondale school district was approved 623 to 244 on May 16.

Incumbent Trustee Mary Bediako defeated challenger Olga Moreno-Hernandez 490 to 356. Bediako  serves as the current president of the Board of Education,

Voters approved the school district spending up to $907,000 from its capital reserve fund by a margin of 636 to 177.

Upgrades are planned to multiple school buildings and include removing and replacing gymnasium dividing walls at several schools, replacing the gym bleachers at the high school and installing new entrance doors to replace damaged doors.

Additional reporting by Reine Bethany and Brandon Cruz.