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Manhasset school district

Students from Manhasset High School have a little

Students from Manhasset High School have a little fun during the WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Great Neck High School North. Credit: Uli Seit

VOTING

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

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $92,008,827 budget for 2016-17, a 1.79 percent increase from the current $90,389,627. The tax levy would rise by 1.17 percent, from $81,296,799 to $82,248,488.

This increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget.

School taxes on the average single-family home would increase by 1.11 percent, from $12,079 to $12,213.

The proposed budget includes a 1.99 percent step increase for teachers, with other increases subject to contractual negotiations.

The district proposes to eliminate 3.37 full-time-equivalent special education teacher assistants and aides districtwide. The proposed budget would add 5.3 full-time-equivalent teachers would be added, including a guidance counselor at the high school to lower student-to-counselor ratios. Also added would be 0.48 full-time staff equivalents, mostly in part-time custodial roles.

Two positions added after the 2015-16 budget process — an elementary school assistant principal and a secondary school dean of students — also are included in the proposed budget.

New high school classes and support classes are proposed, along with the addition of middle school crew for fall interscholastic athletics.

  • District website:

manhassetschools.org

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent Regina Rule and candidate Christine Monterosso are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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