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6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Manhasset High School.


The district proposes a budget of $93,890,748 for 2017-18, a 2.05 percent increase from the current $92,008,827.

The tax levy would increase by 2.02 percent, from $82,248,488 to $83,908,381.

This increase equals the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority will be required to approve the budget. School taxes on the average single-family home would rise 1.87 percent, from $12,493 to $12,726, with those dollar amounts based on 2016-17 adjusted base proportions.

The proposed budget would provide for a 0.75 percent raise in teachers’ salaries and an average step increase of 1.86 percent. It also would add the full-time equivalent of 3.76 teachers and staff, including the equivalent of 0.6 school psychologists at the high school, as well as the equivalent of 0.3 of a secondary level English as a New Language teacher. Part-time kindergarten aides would be provided in September for the full-school day.

The district also proposes adding new high school courses and the expansion of a middle school interdisciplinary program in science, technology, engineering and math to the high school and elementary schools. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders would receive Chromebooks.


Incumbent Patricia Aitken is running unopposed for one at-large seat. Term is three years.

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