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School Budget Passes

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Farmingdale residents have voted to approve the Farmingdale School District’s 2020-2021 budget. The budget is a 1.16 percent spending increase over the current year and comes with a 1.95 percent tax levy increase.

The $173,076,607 budget passed 4591-2873. 

Also passed were Proposition 2 (authorization to expend $5,000,000 from the Building and Facilities Capital Reserve Fund for bathroom renovations at various schools) and Proposition 3 (authorization to expend $350,000 from the Building and Facilities Capital Reserve Fund for energy performance contract improvements). The Farmingdale Youth Council Budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021 was also approved.

In addition, residents re-elected Ralph Vincent Morales and Arlene Soete, who ran unopposed, to the Farmingdale Board of Education for a three-year term.
“Farmingdale is a fantastic community and we’re so pleased that residents voted in favor of this budget,” said Assistant to the Superintendent for Business Michael Motisi. “We have a challenging year ahead of us and this budget will help us provide the educational resources every child in our district needs and deserves.”
“I want to thank all the residents of our community for their participation in this year’s school budget election,” said Board of Education President Michael Goldberg. “Navigating the absentee ballot process was challenging for everyone, and we are so grateful that year after year, the residents of our town continue to show their support for our district. Congratulations to Ralph Vincent Morales and Arlene Soete for their re-election to the Farmingdale Board of Education. I look forward to serving with them and moving our district forward as we face the challenges ahead.”

"Passage of this budget is not only a vote of confidence but also provides the valuable resources needed to best ensure that we continue to offer the full range of programs that this community has come to expect," said Superintendent Paul Defendini. 

Elementary School Car Parades

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Click here to see photos from the day!

Musical Performances

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Click the links below to watch all our recent musical performances.

Farmingdale High School 

Symphony Orchestra 2020 Final Performance and Montage

Tri-M Music Honor Society 2020 Virtual Induction

2020 Marching Band Show Announcement

2020 Senior Send off

Drum Major/Section Leader Assignment

Friend Like Me

Mixed Chorus 2020 Senior Montage

Weldon E. Howitt Middle School

Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Howitt 6th grade chorus 2020

Howitt Wind Ensemble 2019-2020

Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School

Wellness Week: Music Monday

Drama Club Showcase: Frozen

Woodward Parkway Elementary School

Senior Chorus 2019-2020 Memories

Albany Avenue Elementary School

Music Celebration 1

Music Celebration 2

Celebrating our Daler Athletes!

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Click here for the video celebrating all our Daler athletes!

Celebrating our Elementary Schools!

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Click here for the video celebrating all our elementary school students!

By The Numbers


Students Enrolled


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Student Athletes


Student Artists


AP Courses Available


Students in After-School Activities