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VOTING

6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the following elementary schools: Cayuga, Chippewa, Grundy, Hiawatha, Lynwood, Merrimac, Nokomis, Tamarac, Waverly and Wenonah. In addition, the former Gatelot Avenue and Tecumseh elementary schools, closed last year because of enrollment declines, will be reopened for voting.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $314,191,536 budget for 2017-18, a 2.54 percent increase from the current $306,407,294. The tax levy would rise by 3.47 percent, from $171,070,969 to $177,007,200.

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 be $5,666.56 in Brookhaven, $5,960 in Islip and $6,470.83 in Smithtown. That would be up from $5,476.50 in Brookhaven, $5,760 in Islip and $6,253.82 in Smithtown under the current budget.

The proposed budget includes a 1.25 percent increase in teacher salaries and a step increase of 1 percent.

The budget would add five assistant principals — one at each of the three middle schools and the two high schools.

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbents Teri Ahearn, Victor J. Canales and Dorothy Roberts are running unopposed for three at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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