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Office of the Superintendent of Schools

  

 


Dear Babylon Residents,

We are pleased to present the 2020-2021 proposed school budget for the Babylon Union Free School District which supports a quality, well-rounded educational program for our nearly 1,600 students.

The development of the annual budget is a methodical process. The proposed budget detailed in this newsletter was crafted with thoughtful, reasonable input as well as a level of collective analysis necessary to maintain the quality instructional and extracurricular offerings to support learning, student wellness and exploratory interests.

The Board of Education, together with the leadership team, is steered by the essential standard that everything we do must be done in the best interest of our students. At the same time, we are also committed to maintaining a high level of fiscal responsibility as we propose an annual budget that is within the allowable tax levy cap. This season we accomplished all of this, even after receiving a less-than-expected increase in state aid due to the unforeseen pandemic. The proposed budget detailed within this newsletter reflects these efforts.

Please note that the June 2020 ballot will be mailed to all residents this year, as there will be no in-person voting on school grounds. Also included on the ballot is a proposition which represents a tax-neutral and budget-neutral measure that would be used to address the emergency replacement of the inoperative Rowe Hall heating and AC system. The proposition will be asking voters to approve an expenditure of funds already funded through our established, voter-approved capital reserve fund. The law requires voters to approve the expenditure of such saved funds from an established capital reserve whenever requested.

In closing, we thank all members of the Babylon community for their continued strong partnership of our schools. We also encourage you to vote in this year’s Annual School Budget Vote and Trustee Election through absentee ballot which will be mailed to each home in the coming days.

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Linda J. Rozzi
Superintendent of Schools

 


 

A Welcome Video from Babylon Superintendent of Schools, Linda J. Rozzi

Saturday, August 08, 2020