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Carle Place


6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carle Place High School.


The district proposes a $49,279,492 budget for 2017-18, a 1.68 percent increase from the current $48,466,946.

The tax levy would rise by 0.71 percent, from $41,398,350 to $41,690,546. This increase is within the district’s tax-cap limit of 0.84 percent, so a simple majority will be required to approve the budget.

The district did not provide the estimated school taxes for the average single-family home under the proposed budget, citing incomplete data from Nassau County for “an accurate calculation.”

The proposed budget includes estimated salary increases for teachers, subject to negotiations, and an average step increase of 1.48 percent. It would add the equivalent of 1.5 academic intervention service teachers, a full-time special education teacher and an elementary enrichment teacher.

The ballot will include three propositions. One would set up a $10 million capital reserve fund to buy equipment and fund renovations, reconstruction and construction. Another would authorize spending $169,134 from a capital reserve fund established in 2008 to replace interior doors at Cherry Lane Elementary School. A third proposition would authorize spending $4,694,910 from a capital reserve fund established in 2013 for asbestos abatement, upgrades of energy management systems, steam trap replacements and other district projects.


Incumbents Barry Dennis and John DiFrisco are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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