The East Hampton School District is placing a $65 million budget up before voters on May 20. Their proposed budget is one of only two on the East End that pierces the New York State tax levy cap. If approved by 60 percent of the voters, the tax levy will increase by 2.4 percent.
District officials are quick to point out that the total budget increase is 1.3 percent, while the tax rate is estimated to increase by just 1.9 percent. If approved, the taxes on a house assessed at $6,000 will increase by about $56, according to the school district. East Hampton does not assess houses at their full value.
Voters will also cast ballots for School Board President Patricia Hope and board member Jacqueline Lowey, who are both running unopposed.
Polls will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. in the East Hampton High School auditorium on Long Lane. The district’s budget newsletter is available online here.