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Cold Spring Harbor school district


6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Cold Spring Harbor High School and the Ralph Whitney Field House.


The district proposes a $63,992,053 budget for 2015-16, a 1.94 percent increase from the current $62,773,201. The tax levy would rise 2.10 percent, from $58,160,672 to $59,381,530.

This increase equals the state's tax-cap limit of 2.1 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. An estimate of school taxes on the average single-family home was not available, as the district is located in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, and the share of the tax levy between the municipalities is not known until the state sets the equalization rate in August.

The proposed budget includes a 1.73 percent step increase in teacher salaries. Contractual increases are subject to ongoing negotiations.

No teaching or other staff positions are slated to be cut, and the district does not plan to restore any previously cut positions or programs.

A ballot proposition asks voters to approve spending up to $1.875 million for building improvement projects, with $1 million coming from a district capital reserve fund and the remainder from the operating budget. Another proposition asks for approval to create an additional capital reserve fund that would utilize up to $10 million of surplus dollars over 10 years for future building projects. Approval of the propositions would not affect the tax levy or tax rate, the district said.

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Incumbents Anthony Paolano and Ingrid L. Wright are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.

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