Spending / Pass (1390 to 455)

$91,739,560, a 2.51% increase from the current $89,497,546.

Tax levy

2.72% increase, from $65,275,383 to $67,051,550. This is within the district’s 2.72% tax-cap limit, so a simple majority vote is required for approval. 

Teacher pay, jobs

The proposed budget includes actual increases in teacher salaries and will fund the addition of two full-time teachers for lower elementary classes and one additional special education program section. There are no budgeted reductions in staff or programs.

Propositions

Passed 1423- 393

A proposition seeks to use the district’s capital reserve to upgrade and replace the public address and classroom intercom and communication systems at Forest Lake Elementary School, Mandalay Elementary School, Wantagh Elementary School, Wantagh Middle School and Wantagh High School. The cost cannot exceed $1.2 million. 

Passed 1389- 421

A second proposition creates a 15-year Capital Reserve Fund with up to $10 million that would be obtained from budget appropriations, accrued interest and unappropriated fund balances made available by the Board of Education.

Approval of the propositions will not affect the tax levy.

Candidates

The terms are three years. Vote for 1, elected at-large. Anthony Greco  (1,402) (incumbent) is running unopposed

When | Where

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mandalay Elementary School, 2667 Bayview Ave.; Forest Lake Elementary School, 3100 Beltagh Ave.; and Wantagh Elementary School, 1765 Beech St.

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