TODAY'S PAPER
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Garden City school district

VOTING

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

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $110,827,444 budget for 2016-17, a 0.61 percent increase from the current budget of $110,158,627. The tax levy would rise by 1.09 percent, from $94,898,011 to $95,936,646.

This increase is less than the district’s tax-cap limit of 1.54 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget.

School taxes on the average single-family home would increase by 0.33 percent, from $10,632 to $10,667.

The proposed budget includes a contractual increase of 1 percent and a step increase of 2.4 percent for teachers. It would add 2.3 full-time teaching positions, as well as half a clerical position, and does not include any cuts in programs or services.

A proposition asks voters for permission to spend up to $2.3 million from the district’s capital-reserve fund on building work at the district’s middle and high schools. There would be no effect on taxes, the district said.

  • District website:

gardencity.k12.ny.us

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbents Laura Hastings and William C. Holub are running unopposed for two by-seat positions. Terms are three years.

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