School District Budget Events
On Tuesday, May 17, from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., qualified residents of the Great Neck Public School District may vote on the Proposed 2016-2017 School Budget. Voting will take place at the E.M. Baker School, 69 Baker Hill Rd. (for voters who reside north of the LIRR), and at the William A. Shine-South High School, 341 Lakeville Rd. (for voters residing south of the LIRR). Please follow signage at each location for directions to the voting areas. Additional budget information follows.
Preliminary Budget - Copies of the 2016-17 Preliminary Budget for the Great Neck Public Schools will be available as of Monday, Feb. 29, at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It will also be on the district Web site (greatneck.k12.ny.us) and available at Budget Meetings (listed below). Reference copies may be perused in each public school and in the Great Neck Library, all open branches.
Budget Meetings & Adoption - Budget meetings are scheduled during March, April, and May. Weekday meetings follow student recognitions, which begin at 7:30 p.m. Meeting dates, times, and school locations follow: Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., North High, 35 Polo Rd. (informal budget hearing). Saturday, March 19, 9:30 a.m., South High, 341 Lakeville Rd. (budget discussion with administrative staff). Monday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., North Middle, 77 Polo Rd. (informal budget hearing). Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., South High, 341 Lakeville Rd. (official budget hearing and adoption of Proposed 2016-17 Budget). Monday, May 9, 7:30 p.m., South Middle, 349 Lakeville Rd. (budget discussion only). Residents are encouraged to attend the Budget meetings and to respond to the Preliminary Budget. Firm decisions on the Budget will not be made until the Board listens to the community's concerns.
Voter Registration - Residents who have voted in any school or general election since 2012 are automatically registered to vote in the school election on May 17. Residents who have not voted since 2012, or are not registered, may register at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., on school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents must be 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, and have lived in the district for at least 30 days. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 17.
Absentee Ballot Applications - Qualified, registered voters can obtain applications for absentee ballots from the district Web site (greatneck.k12.ny.us--click on Budget, then choose Absentee Ballot) or from the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents who are qualified voters and whose registration records have been marked "permanently disabled" by the Board of Elections will automatically receive absentee ballots. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m., on Tuesday, May 17.
For Further Information - For additional information about the 2016-17 school budget, voter registration, and/or absentee ballots, please call the assistant superintendent for business, at (516) 441-4020, on school days.