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Half Hollow Hills

VOTING

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Half Hollow Hills High School East.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $248,047,565 budget for 2017-18, a 2.8 percent increase from the current $241,298,734. The tax levy would rise by 1.93 percent, from $195,722,436 to $199,504,372.

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

School taxes on the average single-family home in Huntington will increase by 1.93 percent, from $10,192 to $10,389. In Babylon, the increase will be 2.82 percent, from $6,065 to $6,236.

The proposed budget includes a 0.5 percent contract increase and step increases of about 2.5 percent for teachers.

No staffing reductions are planned, and the district plans to add more science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, classes and clubs, as well as intramurals.

n District website: halfhollowhills.k12.ny.us

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbents Diana Acampora and Betty DeSabato and candidate Michael Prywes are running unopposed for three at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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