7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Westhampton Beach High School.
The district proposes a $55,047,141 budget for 2016-17, a 0.15 percent increase from the current $54,963,227. The tax levy would rise by 0.7 percent, from $28,135,429 to $28,333,386.
This increase is below the district’s tax-cap limit of 0.71 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget.
School taxes on the average single-family home would increase by 0.7 percent, from $4,430.79 to $4,461.94.
The proposed budget includes a 2.26 percent salary increase for the average teacher, made up of an average step increase of 1.76 percent and contractual increase of 0.50 percent.
It would add 1.4 full-time-equivalent special education teachers, with one at the elementary school and 0.4 at the middle school. One full-time-equivalent elementary education teacher is also proposed, with an eye to reducing class size.
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Incumbent George R. Kast Jr. is running unopposed for one at-large seat. The term is five years.