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6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Whiporwil School.


The district proposes a budget of $110,626,357 for 2017-18, a 2.46 percent increase from the current $107,965,857. The tax levy would rise by 1.12 percent, from $81,478,064 to $82,391,340.

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

School taxes on the average single-family house in Islip would increase by 1.11 percent, from $6,403 to $6,474. In Smithtown, they would increase by 1.13 percent, from $6,132 to $6,201.

The proposed budget includes a 3 percent step increase but no contract increase for teachers. For years 2018-19 and beyond, the step increase will be reduced to 2 percent.

The proposed budget calls for the reduction of three foreign-language teachers in the elementary schools, and one teacher each in K-5, sixth grade and physical education. The cuts are due to enrollment declines and program changes. A guidance administrator position would be restored.

A proposition asks voters for permission to use capital reserve funds to replace three high school air conditioning system chillers and to install a new roof at Bretton Woods Elementary School. The estimated cost is $3,842,388. The district said approval will not result in a tax increase.

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Incumbents Lawrence Crafa and James Kiley are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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