In the four component elementary school districts, 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 $178,806,581 budget for 2015-16, a 2 percent increase from the current $175,309,061. The local tax levy would increase 1.88 percent, from $135,912,301 to $138,473,177.
This increase is equal to the state's tax-cap limit of 1.88 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. Taxes on the average single-family home would increase 1.95 percent, from $3,257.16 to $3,320.74.
The proposed budget would fund a 2.5 percent salary increase for teachers, four new teachers and the restoration of business chairmen or chairwomen.
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.