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Voter's Guide: Huntington, South Huntington School Budget, Board Election

Huntington 

Huntington School District residents will vote on the district’s $118 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a a 2.53  percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a 1.62 percent percent tax levy increase, which is within the state's tax cap.

School officials say the fiscal plan allows for the continuation of a complete array of Regents, honors and Advanced Placement courses, comprehensive art, music and physical education programs, including marching band, orchestra, chorus, band, music ensembles and specialized art courses and interscholastic athletics for grades 7-12.

Two candidates are running for two school board seats. Incumbents Jennifer Hebert and Adam Spector are both running unopposed.

Voting will be held at Huntington High School from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find polling information and district's budget newsletter here.

South Huntington 

South Huntington School District residents will vote on the district’s $152 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a a 2.83  percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a 1.41 percent percent tax levy increase, which is within the state's tax cap.

School officials say the fiscal plan allows for identified areas for growth, enhanced instructional programs while keeping an eye on future economics. On the ballot is an additional initiative that asks voters to authorize the district's use of $460,170 in existing funds from prior land sales to repair and refurbish areas of Stimson Middle School. A yes-vote enables the district to allocate pre-existing money, which by state regulations can only be used for capital improvement purposes, to maintain district assets. Officials say the ballot comes at no expense to the taxpayer, with no impact upon the tax levy or rate.

Two candidates are running for two school board seats. Incumbents Lisa Brieff and Jim Kaden are both running unopposed

Voting will be held from 3-10 p.m. Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School. Find polling information and district's budget newsletter here.

How do you plan to vote on the proposed school budget and school board election? Let us know in the comments section below.

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