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Long IslandEducation

Oyster Bay-East Norwich

VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oyster Bay High School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a budget of $56,302,323 for 2017-18, a 0.78 percent increase from the current $55,866,883. The tax levy would rise 0.54 percent, from $50,562,695 to $50,835,595.

This increase is below the district’s tax-cap limit of 0.69 percent, so a simple majority is needed to approve the budget. The district said it was unable to calculate taxes paid on the average single-family home because Nassau County has not provided the necessary assessment information.

The budget includes a 1 percent contractual increase for teachers plus a half-step increase, which on average will be an additional pay increase of 1 percent to 1.25 percent. The budget includes the hire of a full-time math teacher and a chorus teacher who will earn 80 percent of the full-time-equivalent salary. The district also plans to add four assistant coaching positions, which will be filled by teachers who will receive stipends for the coaching duties.

There are three capital reserve fund propositions. One would increase the fund’s capitalized amount from $20 million to $30 million, using money already in the budget; another would authorize spending $1,424,000 from the fund on a number of building improvement projects and on the purchase of equipment, machinery or apparatus, and the third would authorize spending $3,300,000 for projects previously approved by voters.

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent John McEvoy and candidate Alexandria (Aliex) Ross are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are four years.

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