Welcome to the 2024-2025 East Moriches Budget Information

The East Moriches Union Free School District is unveiling its operational budget for the 2024-2025 academic year. Committed to fostering educational excellence while responsibly managing resources, the district is poised to continue delivering impactful programs for the benefit of students, faculty, and the community at large.

The budget presentations will highlight key areas of focus and strategic allocations aimed at enhancing student learning experiences and ensuring academic success. From solid core curriculum and instruction to robust extracurricular offerings, the district remains dedicated to providing a well-rounded education that prepares students for the challenges of tomorrow.

Dean Mittleman, Superintendent of Schools, will lead the presentations, providing insights into the budgetary priorities and addressing any questions or concerns from stakeholders. Community engagement and transparency are paramount, as the district seeks input and collaboration to shape its financial planning and decision-making processes.

The year, the East Moriches Union Free School District is confronting a significant budgetary challenge in the upcoming fiscal year, with the loss of nearly $476,000 in Foundation Aid as proposed in the Governor's Executive Budget. Despite this hurdle, the district remains resolute in its commitment to providing high-quality education while ensuring fiscal responsibility.

In response to this funding gap, the district has developed a comprehensive plan that prioritizes five key areas to address the shortfall without compromising the quality of education provided to students:

  1. Maintaining Programs and Services: All academic, extracurricular, and support programs will be safeguarded to preserve the rich educational experience offered by the district. Every effort will be made to sustain the breadth and depth of opportunities available to students.

  2. Minimizing Impact on the Tax Levy: The district is dedicated to minimizing the burden on taxpayers while balancing the need for adequate funding to sustain operations. Efficiencies and cost-saving measures have been implemented to mitigate large increases in the tax levy.

  3. Preserving Long-Term Financial Stability: Strategic decisions will be made to minimize any negative impacts on the district's reserves, budgeting levels, and overall financial health. By maintaining prudent fiscal management practices, the district aims to safeguard its long-term sustainability.

  4. Investments in Programs and Facilities: Despite the budgetary constraints, targeted investments will be made to enhance programs and facilities, ensuring that students have access to a modern and conducive learning environment that fosters growth and achievement.

  5. The district is committed to maintaining efficient staffing levels across all departments and schools, optimizing resources to maximize student support and instructional effectiveness.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the upcoming budget presentations to learn more about the district's vision for the future and how their input can help shape educational priorities. Together, we can continue our strong, vibrant learning community which prepares our students for success in an ever-changing world.  Stay tuned for further details on dates, times, and locations of the budget presentations, as well as additional information on the proposed budget for the 2024-2025 school year. Your participation and support are vital as we work together to ensure the continued growth and success of the East Moriches Union Free School District.