SPENDING $87,343,557, a 2.48 percent increase from the current $85,229,857.
TAX LEVY 3.43 percent increase, from $63,722,940 to $65,909,470. This is equal to the district’s 3.43 percent tax-cap limit, so approval requires a simple majority vote.
TEACHER PAY / PROGRAMS Includes what the district called a "1 percent cost-of-living increase." The district, through a spokesperson, declined to provide more information about contractual raises or step increases. The proposed budget adds a security person at each school building and makes internet technology improvements to support security.
WHEN | WHERE
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bethpage High School. www.bethpagecommunity.com
Incumbents John Lonardo, Christina Scelta and Marie Swierkowski are running unopposed for three positions, elected by seat. Terms are three years.