Voter's Guide: Pat-Med School Budget, Board Election

What you need to know for Tuesday's budget vote and board election.

Pat-Med residents will vote on the school district’s $171.45 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a 2.38 percent increase in spending over the current year and a decrease in the school tax levy of .07 percent, which is equal to the state's tax cap for the district. 

However, the overall budget proposal is considered over the tax cap when including a voter proposition on the ballot proposing to change the mileage limitation for transporting children to private and parochial high schools from 15 miles to 25 miles that would cost the district $330,948.  

Thus, the budget and/or the proposition must each receive a 60 percent supermajority vote to pass. 

Five candidates are running for two seats on the Pat-Med Board of Education. The candidates are incumbent Brett P. Houdek, Diana Andrade, Kelli A. Jennings, Kevin G. Maccabee and Bunnie A. Schiller. The top two vote getters in the at-large election will win seats on the board.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle, Medford and Tremont elementary schools, as well as at South Ocean and Saxton middle schools.

To find out where you vote and to read more on the proposed budget, visit the district's website here
C O May 21, 2014 at 06:27 AM
Which what?
C O May 21, 2014 at 06:58 AM
Hahahhaa bye bye Brett
C O May 21, 2014 at 08:22 AM
Knee: I guess your asking did I sell my house or not. It's really none of your Buisness but I will entertain you...I have received and accepted an offer on my house and the potential buyers have signed the contract. The earliest projected closing is not until the beginning of July. Someday when you move out if your parents house and have to buy or sell a home you will understand this process and you will learn that a lot can happen between the signing and the closing. Should the buyers financing fall through my children will most likely be subject to the PAT-MED school system come sept. Satisfied? If not tuff. Now go jerk your own knee and stop trying to touch mine.
knee jerk May 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM
C O : I realize it's none of my business, unless you, of course, make it so with your relentless BS posts. I understand the process well enough to know that when they find those liens on your house the deal is over also. One good thing though, their classmates can tutor them in a second language.


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