VOTING

District 13: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Avenue School, James A. Dever School, Howell Road School and Willow Road School.

District 24: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at South Corona Firehouse, William L. Buck School, Brooklyn Avenue School and Robert W. Carbonaro School.

District 30: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Clear Stream Avenue School, Shaw Avenue School and Forest Road School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $113,429,221 budget for 2017-18, a 1.99 percent increase from the current $111,211,025. The tax levy would increase by 1.37 percent, from $80,072,185 to $81,168,511.

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

School taxes on the average single-family home would increase from $3,722.28 to $3,775.48, or 1.43 percent in District 13; from $3,294.56 to $3,318.49, or 0.73 percent, in District 24; and from $3,569.70 to $3,611.94, or 1.18 percent in District 30.

The proposed budget includes a contract raise of 0.85 percent and an average step raise of 1.24 percent for teachers, maintains existing staffing and program levels and also adds additional athletic trainers. It also includes more Advanced Placement courses.

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THE CANDIDATES

School board members are not elected. The boards of education in the three component elementary school districts — Valley Stream districts 13, 24 and 30 — each appoint three trustees to the Valley Stream Central High School board. The district, with students in grades 7-12, covers South Valley Stream, much of the village of Valley Stream and most of North Valley Stream, as well as parts of Elmont, Franklin Square, Lynbrook and Malverne.