VOTING

6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $41,400,492 budget for 2016-17, a 2.35 percent decrease from the current $42,397,368. The tax levy would increase by 0.47 percent, from $34,644,427 to $34,807,214.

The increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so just a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. The district says that an estimate of the taxes the owner of an average single-family home would pay is not available.

The proposed budget funds a contractual increase of 1 percent and 0.5 percent average step increase for teachers. It includes adding 1.9 full-time equivalent teaching positions, and does not call for any cuts in programs or services, mostly due to increases in state aid.

  • District website:

portjeffschools.org

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbents Ellen Boehm and Kathleen Brennan are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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