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East Meadow

BUDGET

SPENDING $208,630,247, a 2.39 percent increase from the current $203,754,394.

TAX LEVY 2.14 percent increase, from $136,451,355 to $139,366,431. This is equal to the district’s 2.14 percent tax-cap limit, so a simple majority vote is required for approval.

TEACHER PAY / PROGRAMS Includes an average 1.1 percent contractual increase and an average step increase of 2 percent. Adds health, physical education, special education, part-time speech and part-time psychologist positions at the elementary school level; six special education positions and a world languages position at the secondary school level; and six teaching assistants. The proposed budget provides funding for introduction of a mental health curriculum and lengthening of physical education classes at the elementary level, and expansion of the co-teaching model at the secondary level.

PROPOSITIONS

Proposition 2 authorizes the district to spend $400,000 from a capital reserve fund to perform electrical upgrades in district buildings and to install security glass film at building entrances. Approval of the proposition will not affect the tax levy.

WHEN | WHERE

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Barnum Woods, Bowling Green, George McVey, Meadowbrook and Parkway elementary schools. www.eastmeadow.k12.ny.us

CANDIDATES

Allyson Benowitz, Jodi Luce and incumbent Matthew Melnick are running unopposed for three seats, elected at-large. Incumbents Joseph Parisi and Marcee Rubinstein are not seeking re-election. Terms are three years.

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