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Oyster Bay-East Norwich school district

VOTING

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

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $55,866,883 budget for 2016-17, a 0.83 percent increase over the current $55,409,484. The tax levy would rise by 0.15 percent, from $50,488,586 to $50,562,695.

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

The district did not provide the dollar amount of the school tax paid on the average single-family home, because final assessment information was not available.

The proposed budget includes a 1 percent contractual increase and one half-step increase for teachers. It would maintain current programs, and would increase support for summer school, student competitions and other district programs.

A proposition asks voters to authorize spending $1,157,885 from a capital-reserve fund for ceiling and lighting improvements in the James H. Vernon School gymnasium; a new bathroom and bathroom renovations, playground surface replacement and swing sets at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School; flooring replacements at Oyster Bay High School; LED lighting replacement in district buildings; and a new truck with a snow plow and sander. There would be no impact on the tax levy, according to the district.

  • District website:

obenschools.org

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent Robin Dando is running unopposed for one at-large seat. The term is four years.

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