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Merrick school district


7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Norman J. Levy Lakeside School.


The district proposes a $46,911,578 budget for 2015-16, a 2.42 percent increase from the current $45,801,563. The local tax levy would rise 2.4 percent, from $37,726,907 to $38,630,878.

The increase is within the state's tax-cap limit of 2.42 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. The district did not provide the dollar amount of the school tax on an average single-family home, citing the unavailability of final assessment figures.

The proposed budget includes estimated teacher salary increases subject to negotiation. Programs and staffing would be maintained at current levels.

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Linda Wilk and incumbents Pamela Banks and Nancy Kaplan are running unopposed. Board member Susan Schwartz is not seeking re-election. Terms are three years.

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