Today is School Election Day
Here's what you need to know before you go to the polls.
Today is school election day. It’s your chance to have your say in who represents your children on the board of education, and whether or not to pass the proposed school budget. Here are five things you need to know about today’s election:
- You Need to Know Where to Vote: Depending on where in town you live, you vote at either the Health Center, the Municipal Building, the Senior Center or the Milton First Aid Squad.
- You Need to Know When to Vote: The polls open at 2 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.
- You Need to Know the Candidates: There are three open seats on the board of education, and 11 people running to fill those seats. They are: Richard Alheidt, Kerri J. Batche, Kristine Blaha, Stacie Corrao, Frank Cuccio, Paul Hartle, James Hine, Mark Krisinski, Stacey Poulas, Melissa Heyboer-Senatore, H. Ronald Smith.
- You Need to Know the Budget Number: The proposed tax levy number if $38,131,038. The proposed tax rate if $1.28 per $100 of assessed value of a home. For a typical homeowner, that would mean $4,094 in school taxes.
- You Need to Know More About Taxes: There is no tax increase with this budget. The levy is the same for the proposed 2011-2012 budget as it was for 2010-2011 budget, currently in effect.