TODAY'S PAPER
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VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $55,503,162 budget for 2017-18, a 1.79 percent increase from the current $54,527,002. The tax levy would rise 1.31 percent, from $41,369,468 to $41,913,176.

This increase is within the district’s tax-cap limit of 1.34 percent, so a simple majority will be required to approve the budget. The district did not provide the dollar amount of tax paid on the average single-family home because final property assessment information was not available.

The proposed budget includes a 1.5 percent salary increase for teachers beginning Feb. 1, and an average 2.67 percent step increase for teachers. Class sizes, staffing and programs would be maintained at current levels.

Two propositions will be on the ballot. One would authorize spending $2.5 million from the district’s capital reserve fund to replace gym windows and bleachers and resurface the track at Malverne High School and to add air conditioning in the auditorium and upgrade electrical systems at Herber Middle School, among other projects.

Another proposition would authorize spending up to $500,000 from the district general fund to purchase a piece of residential real estate at 4 Central Ave., for additional space for Davison Avenue School.

THE CANDIDATES

There are two by-seat positions open. Incumbent Danielle Hopkins and candidate Phyllis Tinsley are running unopposed. Terms are four years.

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