VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Amityville High School and Northeast Elementary School.

THE BUDGET

The district is proposing a budget of $74,871,352 for the 2009-10 school year, an increase of 3.89 percent over the current $72,066,923. The local tax levy would increase 4.91 percent, a jump from the current $45,526,923 to $47,760,352.

The average house valued at $350,000, and assessed at $3,430 in the Town of Babylon and $875 in the Town of Oyster Bay, would pay an average $5,209 in school taxes, up an estimated 4.91 percent from the current $4,965.

The proposed budget includes estimated increases in teacher salaries subject to negotiations scheduled for later this year.

Additionally, the district will cut five positions: three instructional and two support staff.

The district will also expand its English as a Second Language program, add academic intervention services for students in need and add a literary coach.

District Web site: http://www.amityvilleschools.org

THE CANDIDATES

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Kathleen Ward and incumbent Nathan King are running unopposed for two seats with three-year terms. Elisabeth La Rosa is not seeking re-election.

 

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