East Ramapo and the Suffern Central school districts are holding budget votes and elections today. Most New York school districts will have elections next Tuesday May 18th, but East Ramapo and Suffern want to avoid conflicting with Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that ends next Tuesday at sundown. East Ramapo’s $273 million spending plan for the upcoming school year won’t increase taxes though it is about $28 million higher than the current budget. Suffern’s proposed budget is around $145 million with a tax hike of less than 1%. There’s also a referendum that seeks to take up to $4.8 million from capital reserves for building repairs and upgrades. Three of Suffern’s school board seats are up for grabs. East Ramapo’s board was elected in a special ward-voting election last February.