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School Notebook: Budgets Begin To Take Shape In Some Districts

A look at the top headlines from area school districts.

Babylon Village

The latest Babylon School District proposal to reduce budget spend to meet the state-mandated tax cap levy features eliminating seven full-time positions: three K-6 teachers, one pupil personnel services staff member, a clerical worker, one administrative position, one custodial worker and a cut back in work hours of aides and monitors. Read the on Babylon Village Patch.

Half Hollow Hills

Middle school students of the Half Hollow Hills robotics team are all abuzz. The students, who are part of the district's Academically High Aptitude Program (AHAP), have discovered a new, natural preservative to keep strawberries from going bad. The solution? Honey. Read the on Half Hollow Hills Patch.

Patchogue

Sixth grade student Dahlia Cyrille, of  in Patchogue, won first place in Division 1 of the Americanism Essay Contest. Dahlia's Essay was filled with enthusiasm about how privileged we are to live in this great country. Read the on Patchogue Patch.

Sachem

Get ready for Nor'Easter No. 5. Sachem North and Sachem East, ranked second and third, respectively, in pre-season Suffolk County Division I rankings, will face-off during Week 4 this fall. Read the on Sachem Patch.

Sayville-Bayport

With the board of education’s unanimous vote Thursday, Bayport-Blue Point students interested in science research will now be able to enroll in the program at the high school level. Read the on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

West Islip

A combination of reduced expenditures and a small bump in state aid has put the West Islip School District in an improved financial position as officials work to formulate a proposed budget for the 2012-13 school year. Read the on West Islip Patch.

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