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

Vestal's budget has come under fire in recent days over a proposed tax levy increase while the district maintains a multi-million dollar fund surplus.

Kenneth Bossert, the Elwood superintendent, said the district's board was mindful of two things: federal tax law and the fact that voters in November approved a $34.5-million bond issue for school renovations. The proposed tax levy is up by 0.22 percent.

Polls will open at 7 a.m.in Kingston and Middletown, but at noon in Newburgh.

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.

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WESTMORELAND - Westmoreland Central School Board of Education will present a proposed $22.1 million 2018-19 budget calling for a 2.54 percent increase in spending and less than a 1 percent increase in the amount to be raised by taxes. Polls are open into the evening in all districts from Montauk to Bridgehampton.

While the proposal has been denied, the Board will continue to seek ways for the community to collaborate and partner with the District. Charles Styler of North Sea and Michael Medio of Water Mill-both newcomers-will duke it out for a seat on the seven member board.

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.

Voting in Montauk is from 2 to 8 p.m.at the school.

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For many districts, the proposed 2018-19 budgets provide a chance to restore student programs and services lost during the years immediately following the Great Recession.

There are also five candidates vying for three vacant seats on the Board of Education.

It's almost identical to the budget proposal the board rejected last week so board members could spend more time reviewing budget figures. District voters will additionally be voting on a proposed $21.2 million budget. Additionally, the district has forecast a decrease in the tax rate from $11.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to $11.15 per $1,000. Mitchell Lemaire, who had been a former board member, was appointed to fill a vacancy left by Kelly Flint in September.

Incumbent Christopher Hudson will have a free run while seeking his second three-year term on the board, as he is running unopposed.

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