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Garden City

VOTING

6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Garden City High School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $112,661,581 budget for 2017-18, a 1.65 percent increase from the current $110,827,444. The tax levy would rise by 1.35 percent, from $95,936,646 to $97,228,089.

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

School taxes on an average single-family home would rise by 1.38 percent, from $10,762 to $10,911.

The proposed budget would provide for the hiring of 3.5 full-time equivalent teachers and three teacher aides. The district is in negotiations with its teachers, whose current contract expires at year’s end.

A proposition asks voters to approve spending $5.9 million in capital reserve funds to be used for new roofs at Homestead and Stratford elementary schools. The funds would also pay for new heating and air conditioning districtwide, hot water heaters, refinishing classroom doors and for mechanic and masonry work. The district in 2015 voted to establish the reserve fund. The district said the referendum will have no effect on the tax levy.

n District website: gardencity.k12.ny.us

THE CANDIDATES

Angela Heineman is running unopposed for one by-seat position. The term is three years.

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