Editorial: In Bridgehampton


Voters should support the $14.36 million budget proposed by the Bridgehampton School. The budget stays within the state mandated 2-percent tax levy cap while beefing up spending on computer-assisted instruction, adding special education teachers and certifying more classroom teachers to instruct students whose first language is not English.

Voters should also support a measure to allow the district to designate $1.1 million in a capital reserve fund for use in providing a geothermal heating system when it renovates and expands its aging building.

But the district deserves a scolding for its slow response to simple questions about its spending plan. Questions sent by email (the district’s preferred method of communication) on April 24 and again on May 2 were not answered until late on May 10 — and that is simply too late.

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