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Jericho school district

VOTING

6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Jericho High School gymnasium.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $121,185,238 budget for 2015-16, a 1.35 percent increase from the current $119,572,384. The local tax levy would increase 1.61 percent, from $106,811,992 to $108,531,665.

This increase falls within the state's tax-cap limit of 1.69 percent, so a simple majority vote will be needed to approve the budget. The district did not provide figures for the dollar amounts of school tax paid on the average single-family home, citing continually changing assessment rolls that will not be finalized until September.

The proposed budget includes estimated increases in teacher salaries subject to negotiations later this year and no proposed reductions in teachers or other staff. It does propose a continued expansion of the district's co-teaching model that will call for three additional full-time positions as well as investments in technology and additions to course offerings.

The technology investments would include the replacement of more than 380 desktop and 60 laptop computers, the purchase of additional iMacs for video-editing classes, and the replacement of projectors, SMART boards and printers as needed. The new course offerings would include public speaking, AP physics 2, advanced computer programming/coding, mathematical problem solving, robotics and video III.

In addition, residents will vote on a proposition that would allow the district to establish a capital reserve fund for future construction projects that will have a maximum amount of $10 million with a term of 10 years. No tax increase will result from the proposition.

District website:

jerichoschools.org

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbent William Ferro and Daborah Lee are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years. Shawn Gladstone is not seeking re-election.

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