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Rocky Point school district

VOTING

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Point High School.

THE BUDGET

The district has proposed an $80,623,643 budget for 2016-17, an increase of 2.34 percent from the current $78,780,743. The tax levy would increase by 0.75 percent, from $47,724,854 to $48,084,714.

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 0.75 percent, from $7,214.39 to $7,268.79.

The proposed budget includes teacher salary increases of 0.525 percent under the contract and a step increase of 2.7 percent. It also would include funds for 6.5 new staff members: four teaching assistants and 2.5 support staff. The district also would add two AP courses.

A proposition asks voters to decide on a $16,439,513 capital projects referendum to address facility and infrastructure needs, including health and safety updates, replacement and repair of aging building systems and energy efficiency initiatives. Targeted areas include extensive renovation of bathrooms, heating and ventilation, safety and security systems and energy-efficient lighting. The district said the proposition would affect taxes in future budget years.

  • District website:

rockypointufsd.org

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent Susan Y. Sullivan is unopposed for one at-large seat. The term is three years.

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