TODAY'S PAPER
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East Williston school district

VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Wheatley School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $57,478,695 school budget for 2016-17, a 1.4 percent increase over the current $56,687,113.

The tax levy would remain the same at $52,439,920. This levy is less than what is allowed under the district’s tax-cap limit of 1 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget.

The district did not provide the estimated dollar amount of the taxes on an average single-family home because final county assessment figures were not available.

The proposed budget includes a 2 percent increase in teacher salaries, including a contractual raise and step increase. The proposed budget would add 7.8 staff positions, including teachers, teacher aides and teacher assistants.

A proposition asks voters to approve spending $2.5 million in capital-project reserve funds for replacing windows at North Side School, replacing doors and a kitchen ventilation system at the Willets Road School, removal of asbestos flooring at The Wheatley School and other projects.

Another proposition would establish a $4.9 million capital-reserve fund for improvements to The Wheatley School gymnasium and track and fields, Willets Road School fields, the North Side School security system and fields, and other projects.

  • District website:

www.ewsdonline.org

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent David Keefe and candidate Alan Littman are running unopposed for two by-seat positions. Terms are three years.

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