6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Whiporwill School.
The district proposes a budget of $107,965,857 for 2016-17, an increase of 2.44 percent from the current $105,393,040. The tax levy would increase by 0.11 percent, from $81,385,340 to $81,478,064.
The increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority will be required to approve the budget.
Taxes on the average single-family home would rise by 0.10 percent in Islip and 0.11 percent in Smithtown; increasing from $6,255 to $6,261 in Islip and from $6,314 to $6,321 in Smithtown.
The budget would provide for contractual salary changes for teachers, but those amounts are being negotiated. Step increases for teachers are estimated at an average 2.8 percent. The budget would add 5.8 teachers to help decrease middle-school class sizes as well as to meet New York state requirements for instruction of English-language learners. The budget also would add two security guards at the elementary schools and would restore summer school at all levels.
A proposition asks voters to establish a capital-reserve fund to put aside surplus funds toward future repair or construction costs. The fund would not add to the tax bill, officials said.
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Incumbents David Barshay, Gary Fortmeyer and Rob Scarito are running unopposed as a slate for three at-large seats. Terms are three years.