VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Coram, West Middle Island, Ridge and Charles E. Walters elementary schools.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $242.8 million budget for the 2017-18 school year, a 3.32 percent increase from the current $235 million.

The tax levy would rise 2.87 percent, from $134,022,359 to $137,864,766.

This increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority is needed to approve the budget.

School taxes on the average single-family home would increase 2.87 percent, from $5,960.05 to $6,130.93.

The budget calls for a 0.75 percent contractual increase and an average step increase of 2.5 percent for teachers. Six or seven teaching positions will be reduced through attrition due to enrollment reductions.

A proposition asks voters to approve establishing a capital reserve fund known as the “Facilities Improvement Program 2017” for several renovations and upgrades to classrooms, libraries, gymnasiums, cafeterias and more. The maximum amount of the fund would be $20 million plus any investment income, according to the district.

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THE CANDIDATES

Incumbents Paul Infranco and Frank Muraca are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.