05/20/19 4:30pm

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Polls open at noon and remain open until 9 p.m., Tuesday at the Shelter Island School gymnasium for voting on the budget for the 2019-20 school term.

The proposed $11.9 million budget doesn’t pierce the state-imposed tax cap and requires $10.55 million from tax receipts with the balance coming from state aid and money in the district’s fund balance account.

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Three names are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election for  Board of Education seats: Jason Lones, who was tapped last summer to replace Elizabeth Melichar; John Klupka Sr., a former Garden City Board of Education member; and Katharine Rossi-Snook, who comes from a family of educators.

Barring an unanticipated write-in vote, all three will be elected. The candidate with the least votes would finish Ms. Melichar’s term that ends in June 2020, while the other two would win full three-year seats.

The election is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21, with polls open from noon to 9 p.m. at the school gymnasium. (more…)