Long Island School Elections, 2017-2018

Voters in 124 school districts across Long Island are going to the polls on May 16, 2017, to elect board members and vote on budgets.

Voters in 124 school districts across Long Island went to the polls on May 16, 2017, to elect board members and vote on budgets.

Here are the budget and candidates' results for each school district.

School district Seats Candidates / Propositions Proposed Budget Percent Change Budget Result Vote
School district Amagansett Seats 3 seats, 1,3 yrs Candidates / Propositions School Board Incumbent Patrick Bistrian III (122) and write-in candidate Claudia Quintana (115) were elected to three-year terms; Dawn Rana-Brophy (111) was elected to a one-year term to fill the remainder of the term left from a resignation. Challenger Anna Bernasek (107) and write-in candidate Mary Eames (90) were defeated. A proposition to use $400,000 from the 2015 capital reserve fund to buy a ceiling for the Amagansett School passed 179-125. Proposed Budget $10,678,819 Percent Change 1.96% Budget Result Pass Vote 146-59
School district Amityville Seats 3 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Susan Benard-Handler (602) defeated Kimberly Bethea (247) and Carolyn Chikazunga (462); Carolyn Dodd (823) defeated Mercedes Daniels-Reed (509); Allie McDonough (709) defeated Lisa Johnson (584) Proposed Budget $88,420,651 Percent Change 2.20% Budget Result Pass Vote 897-443
School district Babylon Seats 3 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Incumbents Carol Ann Dell’Erba (920), Linda Jurs (986) and Dominick Montalto (913) defeated candidate Robyn Silvestri (856) for three at-large seats. Proposed Budget $51,670,849 Percent Change 2.99% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,183-378
School district Baldwin Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Karyn Reid (789), Ashley Davis (755) and Joan Kenyon-Woods (79). A proposition to establish a capital reserve fund was approved, 1,209-293. Proposed Budget $128,471,371 Percent Change 1.26% Budget Result Pass Vote 1320-385
School district Bay Shore Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Lou Bettinelli (988), Guy Leggio (1,385) defeated challengers Scott Berlin (424) James Notaro (292) and Michael Ruggiere (298) for two seats with three-year terms. Proposed Budget $151,988,797 Percent Change 1.39% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,407-427
School district Bayport-Blue Point Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Daniene Byrne (819) defeated Andrea O'Neill (509); Michael Miller (875) defeated Jane Burgess (468). Proposition amending district’s mileage requirements for high-school students passed; 735-656. Proposition amending district’s mileage requirements for middle-school students rejected 580-807. Proposed Budget $70,339,132 Percent Change 1.49% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,073-327
School district Bellmore Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Jay Breakstone (484) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $34,602,655 Percent Change 2.19% Budget Result Pass Vote 523-189
School district Bellmore-Merrick Seats N/A Candidates / Propositions Board is comprised of board members from Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick and North Merrick school districts. A proposition that allows the district to expend $1.51 million from the capital reserve fund was approved 3,183-917. Proposed Budget $153,666,863 Percent Change 3.99% Budget Result Pass Vote 3,019-1,157
School district Bethpage Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Anna Israelton (827) and Michael J. Kelly (970) ran unopposed. A proposition that asks if the board should adopt the volunteer firefighter and ambulance worker tax exemptions at the rate of 10 percent of assessed valuation for those who meet certain criteria, starting in the 2018-19 school year, was approved 860-366. A proposition that asks voters whether the board should adopt exemptions for veterans, also to start in the 2018-19 school year, was approved 864-354. Proposed Budget $83,569,427 Percent Change 1.73% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,044-181
School district Brentwood Seats 3 seats, 1,3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Maria Gonzalez-Prescod (959) Simone Holder-Daniel (798) Julia Burgos (909), A proposition authorizing the district to establish a capital reserve fund not to exceed $25 million was approved, 972-454. Proposed Budget $393,553,824 Percent Change 3.09% Budget Result Pass Vote 1007-460
School district Bridgehampton Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Kathleen McCleland (136) and Markanthony Verzosa (116) ran unopposed. Proposition approved, 84-41, establishing a five-year capital reserve fund to install a closed-loop geothermal system for $1,275,000. Proposed Budget $14,356,463 Percent Change 4.20% Budget Result Pass Vote 102-74
School district Carle Place Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Barry Dennis (505) and John DiFrisco (452) ran unopposed. A proposition to establish a $10 million capital reserve fund to buy equipment and fund renovations, reconstruction and construction was approved 468-138. A proposition authorizing spending $169,134 from a capital reserve fund established in 2008 to replace interior doors at Cherry Lane Elementary School was approved 480-14. A proposition authorizing spending $4,694,910 from a capital reserve fund established in 2013 for asbestos abatement, upgrades of energy management systems, steam trap replacements and other district projects was approved 477-120. Proposed Budget $49,279,492 Percent Change 1.68% Budget Result Pass Vote 476-136
School district Center Moriches Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Joshua P. Foster (431) and Danielle Dench (476) won two seats, beating Loriann Patanjo (341), Marcus Babzien (249) and George Maxwell (342). Proposed Budget $42,127,133 Percent Change 2.17% Budget Result Pass Vote 651-335
School district Central Islip Seats 3 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Edna Carbajal (483), Michele Harriott (530) and Norman Wagner (485) ran unopposed. A proposition authorizing withdrawing $35,000 in district reserve funds to acquire land next to Mulligan Middle School passed; 497-162. Proposed Budget $203,623,675 Percent Change 1.32% Budget Result Pass Vote 527-164
School district Cold Spring Harbor Seats 3 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Mark Freidberg (420) and Mark McAteer (417) ran unopposed; Janice Elkin (78). A proposition to perform $2.135 million worth of building improvement projects, including renovations at the junior/senior high school, Lloyd Harbor School, West Side School and Goosehill Primary School. About $1.4 million of the costs would be paid from a reserve fund, with up to $700,000 appropriated from the budget. There will be no effect on the tax rate was approved, 411-167. Proposed Budget $66,623,073 Percent Change 2.52% Budget Result Pass Vote 420 -166
School district Commack Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions William J. Hender (1,240) defeated and April Pancella Haupt (1,148), Jennifer Carpenter (1,363) defeated Janine DiGirolamo (1,059) Proposed Budget $190,163,464 Percent Change 1.40% Budget Result Pass Vote 2,019-555
School district Comsewogue Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Alexandra Gordon (882) and James Sanchez (846) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $90,051,217 Percent Change 3.23% Budget Result Pass Vote 789-208
School district Connetquot Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Milynn Augulis (1,050) and Lee Kennedy (1,126) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $187,403,135 Percent Change 1.82% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,113- 410
School district Copiague Seats 3 seats, 2,3 yrs Candidates / Propositions School board candidate Christopher Madden (520) beat Viscel Moore (460) for a one-year term on one seat left by a board member’s resignation. Incumbents Rosemary Natoli (668) and Brian J. Sales (691) ran unopposed and were reelected. Proposed Budget $118,569,805 Percent Change 2.95% Budget Result Pass Vote 736-328
School district Deer Park Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Al Centamore (862) and Donna Gulli Grunseich (798) ran unopposed. A proposition asking voters to approve spending $1.4 million from the district’s capital fund for improvements was approved 955-178. Proposed Budget $109,164,588 Percent Change 1.42% Budget Result Pass Vote 938-208
School district East Hampton Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Jacqueline Lowey (278) and John Ryan, Sr. (302) ran unopposed. A proposition to establish a 10-year reserve fund for districtwide capital improvements was approved 241-96. Proposed Budget $68,306,098 Percent Change 2.38% Budget Result Pass Vote 291-53
School district East Islip Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions William Carpluk (1,137) and Christopher Zachry (1,029) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $115,015,282 Percent Change 2.07% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,851-722
School district East Meadow Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Alisa Baroukh (1,761) defeated Joseph Danenza. Scott Eckers (2,268) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $199,671,104 Percent Change 1.98% Budget Result Pass Vote 2,123-532
School district East Moriches Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Michael Griffin (318) ran unopposed. Proposition 2 was approved 327-50. Proposition 3 was approved 333-44. Proposition 4 was approved 323-53. Proposed Budget $27,387,799 Percent Change 1.91% Budget Result Pass Vote 294-84
School district East Quogue Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Brian K. Babcock (363) and Kristin Jankowski (509) won seats. A proposition that establishes a capital reserve fund was approved 588-99. Proposed Budget $24,366,274 Percent Change 2.12% Budget Result Pass Vote 607-98
School district East Rockaway Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Keith Gamache (476) and Neil Schloth (471) ran unopposed. A proposition that asks voters to approve spending up to $295,557.50 from district capital reserve funds for window replacements at Rhame Avenue School and districtwide security enhancements and interior upgrades and renovations was approved 500-125. A proposition that asks voters to approve spending up to $485,874.93 from district capital reserve funds for districtwide purchases and/or replacement of some technology and telecommunications equipment and software was approved 507-119. Proposed Budget $38,274,432 Percent Change 0.42% Budget Result Pass Vote 483-155
School district East Williston Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Mark Kamberg (382) ran unopposed. Proposition asking voters for permission to use $1 million of capital reserve funds for projects including the installation of a security vestibule and the reconditioning of basketball and baseball facilities passed 387-64. Proposed Budget $58,290,375 Percent Change 1.41% Budget Result Pass Vote 383-68
School district Eastport-South Manor Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Cheryl Hack (574) and Jeffrey Goldhammer (471) won seats. Patricia Harran (370), Donna Moeller (357), George Cermak (167) and Brian Rocha (191). Proposition 2 was approved 1,038-204. Proposed Budget $92,922,780 Percent Change 2.59% Budget Result Pass Vote 906-338
School district Elmont Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Anthony S. Maffea, Sr. (968) ran unopposed. Karen Taylor Bass (614) defeated Raymond Sims (287) and Leslyn Stewart (183). Proposed Budget $86,409,734 Percent Change 0.67% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,054-267
School district Elwood Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Julia Fried (962) ran unopposed; Becky Marcus (686) defeated Matthew Curiale (684). A proposition to change the process for electing trustees, starting with the May 2018 vote, trustees will now be elected to the board through an at-large process, meaning candidates with highest vote totals overall will be elected to the board – rather than competing for specific seats was approved, 1,111-241. Proposed Budget $60,330,370 Percent Change 1.47% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,158-261
School district Farmingdale Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions John Capobianco (1,028), Ralph Morales (1,438) and Arlene Soete (1,410). A proposition spending up to $5 million from the capital reserve fund for bathroom reconstruction at various schools was approved, 1,685-492. A proposition authorizing Farmingdale Youth Council appropriation for 2017-18.was approved, 1,643-528. Proposed Budget $162,299,331 Percent Change 2.15% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,558-623
School district Fire Island Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Vernon Henriksen (42) and Judi Phelan (40) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $6,317,137 Percent Change 0.72% Budget Result Pass Vote 42-0
School district Fishers Island Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Jamie Doucette (45) and Robin Toldo (45) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $3,650,419 Percent Change 0.00% Budget Result Pass Vote 46-3
School district Floral Park-Bellerose Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Laura Trentacoste (1,139) ran unopposed. The Sewanhaka Central High School District’s 2017-18 budget of $193,070,535 was approved 1,000-355. Proposed Budget $30,230,573 Percent Change 2.36% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,034-318
School district Franklin Square Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions William Leder (589) defeated incumbent Jean Fichtl (563). A proposition approving the expenditure of funds for projects related to the capital reserve passed 876-334, a proposition approving Sewanhaka Central High School District’s 2017-18 budget of $193,070,535 passed 931-289. Proposed Budget $37,806,671 Percent Change 1.49% Budget Result Pass Vote 884-299
School district Freeport Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Ronald Ellerbe (810) and Vilma Lancaster (801) ran unopposed. A proposition for a $25 million capital reserves fund for facilities improvements was approved 783-164. Proposed Budget $175,028,809 Percent Change 2.87% Budget Result Pass Vote 812-180
School district Garden City Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Angela Heineman (1145). A proposition asks voters to approve spending $5.9 million in capital reserve funds to be used for new roofs at Homestead and Stratford elementary schools. The funds would also pay for new heating and air conditioning districtwide, hot water heaters, refinishing classroom doors and for mechanic and masonry work. The district in 2015 voted to establish the reserve fund. The district said the referendum will have no effect on the tax levy. Approved, 1199-163. Proposed Budget $112,661,581 Percent Change 1.65% Budget Result Pass Vote 1129-238
School district Glen Cove Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Monica Alexandris-Miller (588) and Robert Field (521) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $85,907,869 Percent Change 2.63% Budget Result Pass Vote 590-172
School district Great Neck Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Jeffrey Shi (6,055) defeated Nikolas Kron, Rebecca Sassouni (6,884) ran unopposed. A proposition for a $68.3 million bond issue to fund capital projects and district-wide improvements was approved, 6,299-1,925. Proposed Budget $223,311,165 Percent Change 1.90% Budget Result Pass Vote 6,772-1,607
School district Greenport Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Kirsten Droskoski (237) ran unopposed. Proposition establishing a $7.5 million capital reserve passed, 232-55. Proposed Budget $18,365,500 Percent Change 2.42% Budget Result Pass Vote 235-55
School district Half Hollow Hills Seats 3 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Diana Acampora (1,038), Betty DeSabato (1,032) and Michael Prywes (913) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $248,047,565 Percent Change 2.80% Budget Result Pass Vote 991-315
School district Hampton Bays Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Dot Capuano (853) ran unopposed. A proposition for repairs and/or upgrades to facilities and grounds was approved 740-209. A proposition that authorizes the replacement of the high school roof was approved 713-232. Proposed Budget $50,833,896 Percent Change 1.77% Budget Result Pass Vote 713-237
School district Harborfields Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions David Steinberg (800), Christopher Kelly (741), Lauri Levenberg (623) and Anila Nitekman (467) Proposed Budget $84,174,956 Percent Change 1.59% Budget Result Pass Vote 1224-249
School district Hauppauge Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Lawrence Crafa (797) and James Kiley (803) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $110,626,357 Percent Change 2.46% Budget Result Pass Vote 811-308
School district Hempstead Seats 1 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Randy Stith (839) defeated Melissa Figueroa (484) and Deborah DeLong (162). Proposed Budget $202,696,927 Percent Change 7.15% Budget Result Pass Vote 918-498
School district Herricks Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions James Gounaris (1,008) and Henry R. Zanetti (981) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $111,215,736 Percent Change 0.82% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,070-352
School district Hewlett-Woodmere Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Cheryl May (incumbent) and Scott McInnes (incumbent) ran unopposed. Proposition 2 was approved 1,090-311. Proposition 3 was approved 1,075-340. Proposed Budget $116,449,996 Percent Change 0.95% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,059-361
School district Hicksville Seats 3 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Sunita Manjrekar (898) ran unopposed. Kevin Carroll (1,021) defeated Kyle Singh (293); Christopher Amato (828) defeated Kevin Asher (454). A proposition establishing a $6.5 million capital reserve fund for building improvements and track and field upgrades was approved 1,159-377. A proposition using $60,000 from the tax levy to fund educational services for the Hicksville Gregory Museum was approved 1,150-399. Proposed Budget $134,781,267 Percent Change 1.85% Budget Result Pass Vote 1,176-372
School district Huntington Seats 2 seats, 3 yrs Candidates / Propositions Jennifer Hebert (1,037) and Xavier Palacios (978) ran unopposed. A proposition asking for authorization to spend $2,495,000 from the district’s 2008 and 2013 capital-reserve funds on infrastructure and building needs passed, 1,022-148. A proposition establishing an eight-year, $12.5 million Building Improvement Fund for capital improvements passed 998-176. Proposed Budget $126,213,223 Percent Change 2.53% Budget Result Pass Vote 962-219
School district Island Park Seats 1 seats, 5 yrs Candidates / Propositions Raymond Miley (296) ran unopposed. Proposed Budget $39,312,704 Percent Change 1.36% Budget Result Pass Vote 241-115

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