Great Neck schools issue tax report card

Great Neck schools issue tax report card
A copy of the property tax report card.

Great Neck Public Schools released their 2017-2018 “property tax report card” on Friday, showing an overall budget, tax levy and student enrollment increase.

The budget’s proposed school year property tax levy is $198.56 million, about 1.26 percent higher than the current $196 million. It also calls for increasing permissible exclusions to the tax levy limit from $6.85 million to $7.08 million.

The proposed budget is $223.3 million, 1.9 percent higher than the current $219.1 million. Public school enrollment is meanwhile projected to increase from 6,354 to 6,527, or 2.72 percent.

“More than 75 percent of the budget goes towards instruction,” said Lawrence Gross, a 12-term Board of Education member. “There are a number of items that have gone up or down, but the increase reflects the increase in the student population and various new instruction programs.”

The full preliminary budget and its recent revisions can be found here. It is subject to voter approval on May 16, alongside a bond referendum and two trustee seats.

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