The Long Beach Public Schools’ 2018-19 budget was approved in a vote of 1,954 to 1,047. We are excited about the enhancements in academics, security, the arts and athletics that this budget will provide in the next school year. The tax levy supporting this budget is significantly lower than the maximum allowable tax levy.

All three additional propositions were approved as well. Proposition 2, which requested the community’s permission to expend from the district’s 2007 Capital Reserve Fund for security-related capital projects, passed by a vote of 2,075 to 788. Proposition 3 requested permission to establish a new Capital Improvement Fund, and passed by a vote of 1,919 to 881 The Long Beach Public Library vote, Proposition 4, passed with 2,188 yes votes and 779 no votes.

Please join us in congratulating Sam Pinto and Tina Posterli on their election to the Board of Education.

Thank you to the residents that came out to the ballots and to all who participated in the budget development process by attending work sessions and sharing input at meetings.