Survey: Pension, benefits push most school budgets to rise

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School spending and tax proposals are rising across Long Island, fueled by pension costs and other staff benefits.

Preliminary results from a Newsday survey, covering 64 of 124 districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties, found that most school budgets are up 3 percent or more for the coming year. Regional education leaders, in their own analyses, also estimate average hikes of 3 percent or higher…

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