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School taxes skyrocketing in Brookhaven -

There are 39 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 15, 2007, titled School taxes skyrocketing in Brookhaven -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Spiraling school taxes have caught up with Steven and Suzanne Gillan. Three years ago, the Gillans moved to eastern Brookhaven Town in the hope of escaping high taxes charged on their Smithtown home.

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hmmmmmm

New York, NY

#21 Nov 16, 2007
fwiw wrote:
This morning, tv had spot on how billionaires live. Someone here said one in five Long Islanders is a millionaire. And in Brookhaven, formerly middle class residents are shivering in sixty degree homes, unable to fill oil tanks. The White House should push THEIR thermostat down to sixty and see how long before they felt the oil companies should rebate some of their obscene profits to consumers. And still Albany continues with mind numbing idiotic 'mandates' without funding.
Well have you seen these new homes, what a waste of space. huge and unnecessary then after people move in they start complaining about the taxes and bills! I live in a beautiful cape plenty of room for my wife and two kids and I can afford everything only have one mortgage payment.
hiccup

Riverhead, NY

#22 Nov 16, 2007
East Moriches SD is in trouble mostly because of past mismanagement & also the very high tuition that they pay to Westhampton HS. This tuition is much more than there other 2 choices of Center Moriches, & Easport-So. Manor.
It seems like they want there cake & eat it too. If they can't give up WHB-HS, then they should mover to the hamptons.
former Long Islander

AOL

#23 Nov 16, 2007
I am so glad I left the Island 5 years ago, after living there for almost 40 years. There is more trash on the roads then I've seen in NYC, yet the Island pays one of the highest taxes in the country. What will Long Island do if they have to pays for a fire department in the future?????... As I'm told there are fewer volunteers in the ALL vounteer fire department.
So glad I had the chance to leave the Island. After traveling all over this beautiful country, I would never move back to Long Island.
Very happy in the West.
Tom D Georgia

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#24 Nov 16, 2007
Your response makes sense. However the fact and real life remains that you are in Brookhaven. Stand tall and be proud. You have the hightest paid police dept in the world so now you have the highest paid education system. No crime and the smartest people. Keep up the good work SUB and the faith. Thinks will change...I think???
Tom D Georgia

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#25 Nov 16, 2007
Sorry to everyone, my response was to the Sun Of The Beach.
Good luck and keep the faith to all.
Ray_D

Virginia Beach, VA

#26 Nov 16, 2007
I don't see how Long Island, which has at best a stagnant school population, if not a declining one, can't keep school costs from spiraling out of control. Where's the oversight?

Things would be a lot better if school districts consolidated and cut some of the administrative overhead that's bogging down the system.

Also, homes should be re-assessed every year to reflect the current market value instead of d!cking around with the rate.
maxwell

Morristown, NJ

#27 Nov 16, 2007
***In addition, school officials note that many school expenses now outstrip inflation -- for example, costs of heating oil, medical insurance and state-mandated contributions to employee retirement funds.***

OK. Break the Unions. totally reform the Benefits for teachers..make them pay into it. Stop the Medical benefits after retirenment (like the private sector). Cut the room temperature in the buildings. Tell teachers to stop opening windows in the winter.
Cap teachers salaries.. It's a part time job for gods sake. Lose all the Teachers aise, the school psyciatrists and psycologists. They are a waste. Cut out all special language teachers. you can't speak English...come back when you can.
guild

Tobyhanna, PA

#28 Nov 16, 2007
You can lie all you want but teachers are overpaid...Get with the real life, Many in privete industry
have to take pay cuts job loss and paying more into there benifits not teachers they just get raises and are off more days than they work. Stop wining and go get a job at retail or the many jobs where benifits are scarce.. Than tell me about teaching!
maxwell

Morristown, NJ

#29 Nov 16, 2007
Geeeez wrote:
Say the truth... You are right some teachers ARE paid 100k. Kindergarden teachers sometimes, sometimes HS teachers.... Want to know why???? Real simple.... When they are in the district for 30 years they sort of make some raises over that time. Not really surprising is it. I guess in the private industry you dont get raises, bonuses and stock options.
Teachers dont get squat. Somehow people dream that teachers do. They get a nice 3.5 to 4 percent per year. So when Ms. White who is a year or two from retirement gets paid 100k a year for 30 years of service, no its not a big surprise.
last raise I got was less then 3% and that was more then three years ago.
AND the 100K salary... less the 5 years of being a teacher. ANd that's a gym teacher!
Roger

New York, NY

#30 Nov 16, 2007
I'm so glad to have moved out of NY earlier this year. There's only one solution that will solve this, and it isn't caps. It isn't a tax freeze. IT'S TAX CUTS! Can't cut State mandates such as teacher benefits and retirement packages? No problem. Fire half of them and rehire. For every new teaching on Long Island, literally hundreds of resumes are received from NYC teachers. That alone would save countless millions.
East Moriches Taxpayer

Huntington Station, NY

#31 Nov 16, 2007
What the article does not tell you is that our school board allows our 9-12th graders to go to West Hampton Beach High School that cost $19K per student Since there is no high school in our district we must send them to neighboring district. There are two other neighboring districts that charge $8,500 at one and $11,500 at the other. Whats worst, many of our taxpayers with children in West Hampton Beach voted last May to continue that practice even though we can not afford it. We elect a school board to be financially responsable to all taxpayers and not cater to a group of parents that want all the taxpayers to pay for their child to go to a "higher class" school. There are two other options available that would save millions over a few years for our taxpayers.
Roger

New York, NY

#32 Nov 16, 2007
The people of Brookhaven have noone to blame but themselves. The fix is already in by the time they get to vote on a school budget. It's the salaries and benefits that have already been negotiated BEFORE the school vote. So when these budgets get voted down, the only thing that can be cut is after school programs, busing etc. They must show up in droves at the school board meetings and demand that the salary and benefits be cut. This can be done in many ways without firing anyone. Teachers just don't get it. They deserve a good salary, but only commensurate with 9 months worth of work. And if they don't like it, let them join the private sector like the rest of us. Only then will they realize just how good they really had it.
Jen

AOL

#34 Nov 16, 2007
vote NO on all school budgets and then vote for obama for president if you want real change
wish I had better advice

Tarrytown, NY

#35 Nov 16, 2007
Here is a good one. Probably done by many.
What did this company do? Did they pay taxes?
I heard this was done more than once at this company.
How do you get a lawyer to do this? Pataki(NYS Governor) sent a congratutory letter!

I worked at a company that open companies with other people's names without their knowledge. I tried to pursue why. but was threatened. I know there was some haitian people involved. The following is one of those companies. The authorities looked into this company. The person who started this company said he did it by mistake. Guess what? The authorities believed him. The company stayed active for years.
Selected Entity Name: NORTH AMERICAN ASTROLOGY INFORMATION SERVICES INC.
Current Entity Name: NORTH AMERICAN ASTROLOGY INFORMATION SERVICES INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: 07/16/1997
County: NASSAU
Jurisdiction:
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION

DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
PATRICK CUSACK
366 NORTH BROADWAY, SUITE 410 - I believe suite is the same as PO Box
JERICHO, NEW YORK 11753

Registered Agent
NONE

NOTE: New York State does not issue organizational identification numbers
observer

Commack, NY

#36 Nov 16, 2007
The Decider wrote:
School taxes are skyrocketing in Brookhaven...no kidding. You'd never notice.Kids walking around all day in the malls. Taking the LIRR to the city on the 10:17 am., Hot rodding around on the towns major roads. Walking home without school books., Never any homework., Coffee and rolls in the mornings at local Dunkin' Donuts.,Just a few issues., Our town school taxes at work. Wake up!
You've described problems with parents not with schools....
GET OFF LONG ISLAND NOW

AOL

#37 Nov 21, 2007
LONG ISLAND IS A SINKING SHIP.I WAS FORCED TO SELL MY HOUSE IN ROCKYPOINT LAST YEAR,DUE TO THE HIGH TAXES,LIPA,AND THE AREA TURNED INTO A DRUG DEALERS DREAM WITH SECTION 8 HOUSING.I TRIED EVERY THING I COULD TO REDUCE MY TAXESAND IMPROVE MY AREA,INCLUDING A SIT DOWN WITH OFFICIALS,BUT THEY WERE NO HELP. THE STEALING OF FUNDS IN ROCKYPOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS UNSTOPPABLE UNDER MR GERAUDY.BROOKHAVEN(CROOKHAVEN) HAS BEEN RIPPING PEOPLE OFF FOR YEARS.THE ONLY ANSWER IS TO MOVE,AND LET THE RICH FEEL THE PINCH,AND MAYBE YOU WILL SEE A CHANGE.THE MIDDLECLASS IS BEING FORCED OFF THE ISLAND.MOVING UPSTATE NY WAS THE BEST MOVE.NO MORE TAX ISLAND,AND CRACK ADDICTS AND DEALERS NEXT DOOR TO MY HOME.THE ULTIMATE ANSWER IS GET OUT OF NY........
ralph williams

Dover Plains, NY

#38 Nov 22, 2007
When Grumman left calverton, when the Shoreham plant was abandoned, the tax revenue base was lost. Homeowner taxes cannot make up these type of lost revenues. Local politicians must show leadership by rebuilding our lost industial base,otherwise the homeowner/taxpayer/voter will continue to suffer under the crushing tax burden.
eddie

San Diego, CA

#39 Feb 21, 2009
Oh, PLEASE stop complaining. Every time a vote comes up , YOU, YOU vote YES YES.
The same with poiticians, ect you vote them back in. All you do is compaine-scared rabbits. The new President told you all that he is going to shift the economy from the rich to the middle class. Now how is he going to do it. Well MORE taxes, thats right. Thats just idiotic. Well its Startng in Mass. Taxing milage on your car.
The solution is to stop spending and start saving, that goes for the US Government.
taxes too high

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Jun 24, 2011
agreed get rid of the public unions
do what wisc/ind.nj are doing

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