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Huntington school district

VOTING

6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Huntington High School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $120,394,737 budget for 2015-16, a 2.36 percent increase from the current $117,614,370. The local tax levy would rise 1.81 percent, from $100,413,940 to $102,235,551.

This increase is below the state's tax-cap limit of 2.12 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. School taxes on the average single-family home would increase 1.75 percent, from $8,146.60 to $8,289.30.

The proposed budget includes the addition of 12 teachers and the addition of AP or IB courses or electives. The district said teachers will receive a 1.25 increase midyear. A ballot proposition seeks authorization to release $1,031,000 from the district's capital reserve fund for such things as a public address and clock system and rear parking lot renovations at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School; heating, ventilation and air conditioning and second-floor door replacement and auditorium light replacement at Huntington High School. Approval of the proposition will have no effect on the tax rate or levy.

District website:

hufsd.edu

THE CANDIDATES

Incumbents Thomas DiGiacomo, Xavier Palacios and Emily Rogan and candidate Christine Biernacki are running unopposed. The candidate with the fourth-highest vote total receives the two-year term left open by the death of Adam Spector. The other three terms are for three years.

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