Sewanhaka passes $255M budget

Sewanhaka passes $255M budget
Sewanhaka High School, as seen in Floral Park. (Photo courtesy of Future Engineers)

Sewanhaka Central High School District residents approved a $255 million budget on Tuesday with 72% of the 5,530 votes.

The 2024-2025 Sewanhaka budget is $255,707,308 with a 2.47% tax levy increase. The budget represents a budget-to-budget increase of $11,015,856 or 4.5%. The 2023-2024 budget was $244,691,452.

The proposed tax levy is $166,242,000. The 2023-2024 tax levy was $162,234,358.

Sewanhaka Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Kevin O’Brien said the district will receive less in state aid under the recently approved state budget than under Gov. Kathy Hochul’s initial proposal.

O’Brien said Sewanhaka will receive $72,752,794 in state aid in 2024-25, a budget-to-budget increase of $1,152,314. Foundation aid makes up $54,601,737 of the total.

O’Brien said that under Hochul’s initial proposal, the district would have received $72,925,547 in state aid, a $1,325,000 increase.

In the 2023-24 school year, the district received an increase of more than $13 million.

Administrators have made slight changes to the budget to cover the decrease in projected aid, including increased allocation from the fund balance and reserves, O’Brien said.

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