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Valley Stream Central


District 13: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Wheeler Avenue School; James A. Dever School, Howell Road School and Willow Road School.

District 24: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at South Corona Firehouse; William L. Buck School; Brooklyn Avenue School and Robert W. Carbonaro School.

District 30: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Clear Stream Avenue School; Shaw Avenue School and Forest Road School.



The district proposes a $109,702,140 budget for 2015-16, a 1.55 percent increase from the current $108,025,843. The local tax levy would increase 2.13 percent, from $83,372,366 to $85,149,418.

This increase is equal to the state's tax-cap limit of 2.13 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. School taxes on the average single-family home would change as follows: in District 13, down 2.49 percent from $3,452.72 to $3,366.89; District 24, up 0.09 percent from $2,900.34 to $2,902.93; and District 30, up 0.31 percent from $3,237.14 to $3,247.22.

The proposed budget includes a referendum that proposes a capital reserve proposition for $2,500,000 for renovations to bathroom facilities, doors and other needs. The expenditure will not exceed the district cap.

Under the proposed budget, teachers will receive a 0.85 percent increase in salary, including a 1.29 percent step increase. Additional hires include two teachers to meet new Part 154 regulations for English language learners. Further, the district would restore three student clubs per school and restore the air rifle team. Staff hires would include a part-time social worker, two psychologists and three guidance counselors. Deans would be restored to full-time status.


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School board members are not elected. The boards of education in the three component elementary school districts -- Valley Stream districts 13, 24 and 30 -- each appoint three trustees to the Valley Stream Central High School board. The district, with students in grades 7-12, covers South Valley Stream, much of the village of Valley Stream and most of North Valley Stream, as well as parts of Elmont, Franklin Square, Lynbrook and Malverne.

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