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Cold Spring Harbor


6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School.


The district proposes a $66,623,073 budget for 2017-18, a 2.52 percent increase from the current $64,985,279.

The tax levy would rise by 2.42 percent, from $59,886,302 to $61,338,444.

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

The estimated impact on school taxes for the average single-family home was not available, as the district is located in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, and the district said the share of the tax levy between the municipalities is not known until the state sets the equalization rate in August.

The proposed budget includes a 1.25 percent base salary increase and 1.64 percent step increase for teachers. It also eliminates half a teaching position and adds two administrative staff and 1.5 other staff positions. New staff includes a director of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and a director of humanities.

A proposition asks voters for permission to do $2.135 million worth of building improvement projects, including renovations at the junior/senior high school, Lloyd Harbor School, West Side School and Goosehill Primary School. About $1.4 million of the costs would be paid from a reserve fund, with up to $700,000 appropriated from the budget. There would be no effect on the tax rate.


Incumbents Mark Freidberg and Mark McAteer are running unopposed for two at-large positions, while a third will be filled by a write-in candidate. Terms are three years.

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