Voting begins Tuesday in LI's 124 public school districts

School budget votes and school board elections will be held Tuesday. Here residents of the Fayetteville Manlius school district vote in 2012

This represents a 1.54 percent increase in the tax levy, which is below the 1.88 percent tax cap.

She's spent her first year familiarizing herself with the vast school system, which operates as a single district, and includes 256 schools, 36 public charter schools, 21,000 total staff members and 179,000 students.

Running for three seats on the Troy City School District Board of Education are Elizabeth Poleto (An incumbent), along with Stephanie Fitch, and Matthew Flowers Jr.

A full 100 percent of districts' spending plans in Nassau and Suffolk counties - 124 budgets in all - passed in the initial round of balloting at this time previous year, meaning that no revotes were needed in June.

Smith said each finalist will spend one day in the district touring schools and the community and interacting with board members, employees and the public. Under the proposal, security measures will be enhanced in all district buildings and 4.9 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions would be added.

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The proposed tax increase is less than the state index amount, which the state set at 2.9 percent and is the maximum amount allowed without voter approval or state approval of a spending amount exception.

Kishimoto, who has a three-year contract with a $240,000 annual salary, assumed her new role at a transitional time for the state's schools.

Tuckahoe residents can cast their votes from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.in the Tuckahoe School library.

Voters will choose four candidates to serve on the Board of Education. Board president James Howard did not return a phone call seeking comment.

York Central School has proposed a 2018-19 budget of $16,771,418, an increase of $145,192, or 0.8 percent from the current budget.

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Meanwhile, in NY, school districts will be holding their annual budget votes and school board elections on the same day.

In Bridgehampton, voters will be asked to approve a $16.3 million budget next week-with a almost 14 percent increase in spending-and the three Board of Education incumbents in Bridgehampton will be enjoying a free run to keep their seats on the seven-member board. The hotspots will be divided between East, West, and Expo high schools as well as the middle schools based on need.

REMSEN - The 2018-2019 school budget vote will be held on Tuesday from 1 p.m.to 8 p.m.in the elementary school cafeteria.

In Eastport South Manor six candidates-five of whom are newcomers-are running for two open seats on the School Board.

Polls open at the school gymnasium at noon Tuesday and stay open until 9 p.m.

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