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North Babylon school district

VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Belmont, Marion G. Vedder, Parliament Place and Woods Road elementary schools.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $118,395,622 budget for 2018-19, a 1.60 percent increase from the current $116,529,994. The tax levy would decrease 0.59 percent, from $64,905,535 to $64,521,901.

This decrease is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority vote is required to pass the budget.

School taxes on the average single-family home would decrease 0.59 percent, from $7,415.32 to $7,371.50.

The proposed budget includes a 2.5 percent salary hike for teachers, which includes a step increase.

Three new teachers for Languages Other Than English would be hired for the sixth and seventh grades, complementing the district’s new sixth-grade Exploratory Language program and seventh-grade LOTE program. The district also would add a dual-language offering in the third grade and two Advanced Placement courses, in statistics and computer science.

District website:

www.northbabylonschools.net

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent Matthew Lucchetti and candidate Paul Miller are running unopposed for two at-large seats. The terms run through June 2021; one candidate will fill the unexpired term of Salvatore Levanti, who resigned in January.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this School Voters Guide story included a description of a ballot proposition relating to purchase of vans and installation of security cameras on district buses. There is no such proposition on the North Babylon school district’s ballot on Tuesday. The proposed 2018-19 budget is the only proposition on the ballot.

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