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Hewlett-Woodmere school district


7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodmere Education Center.


The district proposes a $115,354,132 budget for 2016-17, a 1.52 percent increase from the current $113,628,101. The tax levy would remain the same as the current year, at $97,538,802.

This levy is less than what is allowed under the district’s tax cap of 0.48 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. School taxes on the average single-family home would increase 6.78 percent, from $10,124 to $10,810, because of assessment changes from the county.

The budget funds a contractual increase for teachers of 0.5 percent and a 2.1 percent average step increase. According to the district, 10.34 full-time equivalent staff positions would be added, including special education and elementary teachers, social workers and a teaching assistant. The proposed budget does not include any cuts in programs or services.

A proposition asks voters to authorize taking $6.8 million from two building improvement capital-reserve funds and $4 million from the general fund to upgrade heating and ventilation systems and perform roof work. The proposition’s approval would not increase the tax levy, according to the district.

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Incumbent Mitchell A. Greebel and candidate Daniella Simon are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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