In the four component elementary school districts on Tuesday, in designated district polling locations: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Elmont; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Floral Park-Bellerose; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Franklin Square; and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in New Hyde Park-Garden City Park.
The district proposes a budget of $193,070,535 for 2017-18, a 4.85 percent increase from the current $184,143,004. The tax levy would rise by 4.8 percent, from $136,213,244 to $142,757,183.
This increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority will be required to approve the budget.
School taxes on the average single-family home would increase by 4.8 percent, from $3,339.85 to $3,500.16.
The proposed budget includes a 1 percent contractual salary increase and a 1.9 percent average step increase for teachers. It also calls for reductions of six teacher assistant positions and one audio/visual helper through attrition and the reduction of one part-time dean.
- District website: sewanhaka.k12.ny.us
School board members are not elected. The boards of education in the four component school districts — Elmont, Floral Park-Bellerose, Franklin Square and New Hyde Park-Garden City Park — each appoint two trustees to the Sewanhaka district board.