TODAY'S PAPER
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VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Herricks Community Center.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a budget of $111,215,736 for 2017-2018, a 0.82 percent increase from the current $110,310,540. The tax levy would increase 1.62 percent, from $92,598,414 to $94,094,175.

This increase equals the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority is needed to pass the budget. The district could not estimate the dollar amount of taxes on the average single-family home because Nassau County has yet to provide final assessment figures.

The proposed budget calls for a 1 percent increase in salaries and a step increase of 2.1 percent for teachers. It also includes multiple personnel decreases: a part-time social worker, one maintainer, a clerical assistant, and roughly nine teaching assistants. The number of teaching positions will remain unchanged from the current school year.

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent James Gounaris and Henry R. Zanetti are running unopposed for two by-seat positions. Terms are three years.

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