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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:59 pm 
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According to District a Sachem Budget No Vote = No New Taxes and a Yes Vote = $16 Million New Taxes

According to the District... We need a $16 million tax increase and $298 Million budget to maintain programs.

Last year (2010-11) It cost $266 Million to operate the district .in fact the district's operating cost 2006-7 averaged less than $265 Million and never exceeded $266 million.

This year (2011-12) we eliminated $10 million in program cuts and teaching/staff positions. According to Assistant Superintendent for Business Sachem will lose $10 to 16 million in state aid.

Question..If we increased this year's spending by $10 million to $275 million Why do we need $298 million Budget?



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:23 am 
Fred,

They never once said they were proposing a $13 million tax increase...misinformation as always!

Misinformation? Wrong? go to http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... Budget.pdf

2011-12 Total Tax Levy 151,669,897 - 2012-13 projected tax levy 167,825, 841 = $16,182.584


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:56 am 
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Fred,

They never once said they were proposing a $13 million tax increase...misinformation as always!

Misinformation? Wrong? go to http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... Budget.pdf

2011-12 Total Tax Levy 151,669,897 - 2012-13 projected tax levy 167,825, 841 = $16,182.584



You're wrong again Fred, the budget you are talking about is if they don't cut ONE single thing and want to keep everything as is. They are in negotiations with the teachers, their raises account for 6 million of that 13 million and nothing has yet been put on the table for cutting. So before you start your BS, let's see how the budgert [rogresses and see what we will actually vote on and let's see what programs ,.layoffs etc we will have swallow.

LOL ...I'm wrong because Sachem published revenue budget is not accurate?
See what we will actually vote on and let's see what programs ,.layoffs etc we will have swallow.????

Look at Sachems actual spending less capital projects for the last 5 years $262, 265, 264, 261 and 266 million.
Now look at the appropriated fund balances $5 million, 7 million , 12 million, 17 million and 26 million. (
The Appropriated fund balance is budget fat. Overestimation that must be returned to the taxpayers by law).

Their is no need to cut anyone or a program. The District is building reserves at the expense of students and taxpayers.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:19 am 
Fred wrote:
Misinformation? Wrong? go to http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... Budget.pdf

2011-12 Total Tax Levy 151,669,897 - 2012-13 projected tax levy 167,825, 841 = $16,182.584


Yes, Fred...misinformation. an outright lie.? The information you link to is simply to show the community what it would take in terms of a revenue increase to continue all district programs and policies exactly as they are now.

At no point did they suggest proposing such a large tax increase. And for you to advertise it as such...like .is an outright lie.you are doing on the main page of this website...is an outright lie.

LOL outright lie???? 2011-12 Total Tax Levy 151,669,897 - 2012-13 projected tax levy 167,825, 841 = $16,182.584 was confirmed as Singers recommendation to the BOE at the N-SCA meeting.

You want to discuss lies and cuts... Begin with the $13 million of capital fund transferred to the general fund. Is it the in the Budget? in a reserve? transferred into the 10/11 Tax Levy freeing up $13 million? Hiding out in the unappropriated fund balance?

Remember my $275 Million no cut budget? We only spent 266 million & 3 million on the East roof

Lies??? Realize this three years in a row The BOE modified the voter approved budget for circumstances the knew about.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:29 am 
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Fred wrote:

[b][i][size=115] LOL outright lie???? 2011-12 Total Tax Levy 151,669,897 - 2012-13 projected tax levy 167,825, 841 = $16,182.584 was confirmed as Singers recommendation to the BOE at the N-SCA meeting.


At no point did S1nger recommend a $16 million increase in the tax levy.

At the N-SCA meeting Feb 2, 2012 Assistant Superintendent for Business said his recommendation to the BOE is a tax levy of 167,825, 841. (Total 2012-13 projected tax levy 167,825, 841 - 2011-12 Tax Levy 151,669,897 = $16,182.584 tax levy increase)

You are suggesting the Sachem revenue Budget is a lie. Do you think it is another "We are laying off 400 teachers" lie? If the BOE changes the number so will I.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:15 pm 
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Fred,

They never once said they were proposing a $13 million tax increase...misinformation as always!

Misinformation? Wrong? go to http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... Budget.pdf

2011-12 Total Tax Levy 151,669,897 - 2012-13 projected tax levy 167,825, 841 = $16,182.584



Guest you are stupid. The District and Board of Education are beginning the budget process. Fred is bring the starting point to peoples attention.

The tax levy has changed. Their are no automatic increases like years past. It's an all or nothing proposition. I hope the tax levy decreases because no increase in taxes verses a 10% tax increase will not pass.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:08 am 
The reserves are so full of fluff!!!

I have to agree with Fred. He may not be 100% but I have to be honest, I trust him more than I trust anyone else.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Guest wrote:
The reserves are so full of fluff!!!

I have to agree with Fred. He may not be 100% but I have to be honest, I trust him more than I trust anyone else.



Since, you trust me more than anyone else. I hope this helps you understand what the Board is hoping you don't find out as the ask for a 10% weighted tax increase.

This year the Sachem Board withheld $17 million of taxpayer money. By law the $17 million in the capital fund was to be returned to the taxpayers, used as intended http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget08/ex ... -14-08.pdf (see last page) or reserved prior to the tax levy. Instead the Board waited until after the tax levy and modified the 2011-12 budget. They held millions in the Capital Fund after the projects were completed as they cut payroll and programs by $10 million and raised taxes by $6 million. I consider that destroying $10 million in carriers and overcharging taxpayers what ever tax increase they received.

Read the Management letter and Singers letter to the NYS Comptroller
“The project length schedule lists 32 projects, 24 of which had no activity recorded in the last two years. These projects appear to be inactive and should be reviewed with a determination made as to their completion status. Completed projects should be closed out and removed from the schedule. A determination for the use of the residual funds in those projects will also need to be made. The remaining active projects should be periodically reviewed on a quarterly or semiannual basis to keep inactive projects from accumulating in the Capital Projects Fund.”
Go to http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... letter.pdf
And
http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pdf/oct6_cap.pdf

Now look at this

2012-13 Budget 298,787,501 Expenses 298,787,501 Fund Balance???????00
2011-12 Budget 287,834,125 Expenses 287,834,125 Fund Balance ???????00

2010-11 Budget 282,111,665 Expenses 266,307242 Fund Balance 49,760,228
2009-10 Budget 277,694,940 Expenses 265,509,366 Fund Balance 41,687.472
2008-09 Budget 278,801,607 Expenses 267,926,888 Fund Balance 36,110,757
2007-08 Budget 274,707,921 Expenses 265,060,293 Fund Balance 32,148,964
2006-07 Budget 266,665,361 Expenses 262,000,417 Fund Balance 25,471,388
Also open http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... -30-11.pdf and look at pages 19 & 21


Demand the Board explain where the $17 million is (e.g the bottom of the 2011-12 check book?)
Demand the Board explain Why if we only actually spent $266,307242 last year to operate the District...Why do we need $287,834,125 to operate it this year and $298,787,501 next year.



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