Valley Stream School Budgets – It’s That Time of Year Again!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Jenefer Joseph & Associates-516-642-4435

Valley Stream School Budgets – It’s That Time of Year Again!

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If you own a Valley Stream Home or are considering buying in Valley Stream or anywhere in Nassau or Suffolk counties for that matter, it is very important for Valley Stream homeowners to participate in the school budget vote. This vote in particular affects your wallet. Your taxes will undoubtedly increase but YOU DO have a say regarding how much taxes will increase. It is an annual ritual that our Valley Stream school districts crunch numbers and discuss in detail the staffing, programs and buildings that provide education to our children.



Valley Stream has four school districts. 

• Valley Stream School District 24 is in south Valley Stream
• Valley Stream School District 30 is pretty much in the mid-section of Valley Stream
• Valley Stream School District 13 is in north Valley Stream
• Valley Stream Central High School District

There is also a section of Valley Stream that falls in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District #14 and that is yet another budget.  School Districts 24, 30 and 13 are for the elementary schools (Kindergarten to 6th grade) and the High School District is from 7th to 12th grade.

Valley Stream is an older town with some buildings that date back to the 1920s therefore maintenance and building upgrade issues are of significance in any budget conversation. Maintaining sufficient staffing levels and programs that promote and stimulate learning are of great importance. Valley Stream home values are SIGNIFICANTLY affected by the quality of your school system so it is important to keep that in mind when you vote.


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While this Valley Stream Real Estate Agent does not currently have children in Valley Stream schools, I can understand the thought to dismiss the budget and vote down any increase. That may not be such a wise decision. Property values tend to decline if the school district does not perform well. Paying a little more in taxes to maintain and better the school system will keep Valley Stream a desirable place and ultimately increase the property values.

Remember to vote Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

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Valley Stream School Budgets – It’s That Time of Year Again!-By Jenefer Joseph-Valley Stream Homes For Sale





Comments (14)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Jenefer,  This is great information for Valley Stream Homeowners.  Getting all the information homeowners need to make informed decisions before voting on Valley Stream School Budgets.  Paying a little more now may help maintain or improve Valley Stream home values. 

May 01, 2013 09:40 AM
Jenefer Joseph
Jenefer Joseph & Associates-516-642-4435 - Valley Stream, NY
Valley Stream Real Estate Agent - Valley Stream Homes For Sale

Thanks Kathleen. That's exactly the point I was making.

May 01, 2013 09:50 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Wow Jennifer, you did a great first blog. The photos and information are right on and will be very mush appreciated by the public.

May 01, 2013 12:30 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Congratulations on your first blog, keep up the good work and the results will follow Jenefer!

May 01, 2013 12:47 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Jenefer, congratulations on your first blog! Looking forward to reading more. You're absolutely right, school perfomance has great affect on home values, residents would be wise to vote!

May 01, 2013 02:15 PM
Jenefer Joseph
Jenefer Joseph & Associates-516-642-4435 - Valley Stream, NY
Valley Stream Real Estate Agent - Valley Stream Homes For Sale

Debbie, Tom and Beth, Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog and thanks for the compliments. I am so glad I got my point across. You have all been an inspiration to me. I would like to sincerely thank Kathleen Daniels for being a mentor to me!

May 02, 2013 04:28 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Jenefer, It's a pleasure to know you and to have been able to help you get started here in the Rain .... and beyond.

May 02, 2013 06:03 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Jenefer, Excellent post on the Valley Stream School System. Buyers and homeowners need to be aware of these issues!

May 02, 2013 07:53 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here - it is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you’re off to a great start…keep it up!

May 02, 2013 01:47 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

May 02, 2013 02:37 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Welcome to ActiveRain,
             Great job on your first blog Jenefer!

May 03, 2013 09:33 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Jenefer, welcome to active rain..Kathleen is a gem and has done a great job in helping you get started in AR.
May 05, 2013 01:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jenefer, schools districts do impact our property taxes, and great post!

May 15, 2013 02:29 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Jenefer. What a great looking First Post. Welcome to Active Rain! You have a very informative post about Valley Stream School Budgets. I look forward to reading more of your posts soon.

May 16, 2013 08:15 AM