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5 Things to Know from Tuesday's School Board Meeting

A brief rundown of highlights from Hauppauge's Board of Education meeting.

The Hauppauge school district's Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday night. While less than 20 residents attended, several major decisions and actions occurred that will have a long-lasting impact on students and district taxpayers.

Here's five highlights from Tuesday's meeting:

1. Hauppauge Board of Education members , by vote of 4-2. Find out how the trustees voted and why later this morning on Patch.

2. School trustees , resulting in a tax rate increase of 1.87 percent increase for Islip Town residents and 5.22 percent increase of Smithtown residents. Read Patch this afternoon for an explanation for the difference in tax rates.

3. The Board of Education accepted the recommendation of school administrative officials in transferring $1.2 million left over from the 2010-2011 school year into the Capital Reserve Fund for future projects.

4.. Hauppauge school district received more than $40,000 in unrestricted state aid from state Sen. Lee Zeldin, R-Shirley, for the 2011-2012 school year.

5. Thepresented school officials with photos and memorabilia from the former elementary school, to be made part of the district's permanent archives.

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