7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at South Ocean and Saxton middle schools and Medford, Tremont and Eagle elementary schools.
The district proposes a $173,068,899 budget for 2015-16, a 0.94 percent increase over the current $171,453,825. The local tax levy would increase 2.86 percent, from $100,682,131 to $103,563,276. The increase is within the state's tax-cap limit of 2.86 percent.
However, a ballot proposition asks voters to approve extending the mileage limitation from 15 to 25 miles for transporting children to private and parochial high schools, at a cost of $423,440. Because voter approval of the proposition would cause the local tax levy to exceed the state's tax-cap limit, the proposition as well as the budget must be approved by at least 60 percent of the voters.
School taxes on the average single-family home would increase 2.62 percent, from $6,982.70 to $7,165.70.
The proposed budget funds additional positions for one administrator, four teachers and a clerical worker. Teachers would receive a step increase of 2.69 percent, but no salary increase. New courses in AP statistics and principles of engineering would be added at the high school.
A separate ballot proposition asks voters to approve creation of a capital reserve fund of up to $5 million for improving district facilities and acquiring equipment, furnishings and machinery for the district. This item would have no impact on taxes.
Bunnie A. Schiller and incumbents Anthony C. O'Brien and Christine T. Rignola are running unopposed. William T. LaVelle is not seeking re-election. Terms are three years.