TODAY'S PAPER
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Hampton Bays school district

VOTING

6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hampton Bays Middle School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $49,951,477 budget for 2016-17, a 1.33 percent increase from the current $49,295,343. The tax levy would rise by 1.02 percent, from $43,739,614 to $44,184,331.

The increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. School taxes on the average single-family home would increase by 0.59 percent, from $6,011.29 to an estimated $6,046.76.

The budget would fund a 3 percent average step increase plus a one-time payment of $225 for teachers, according to the district. The budget includes two new special-education teaching positions and does not include any cuts in programs or services.

A proposition asks voters to allow $300,000 to be transferred from an existing fund balance to the general fund for repairs to buildings and facilities, with no extra cost to taxpayers.

  • District website:

hbschools.us

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbents Richard Joslin and Kevin Springer are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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