Levittown Board of Education Candidates
There are three incumbents and one first-time challenger running for three available trustee positions on the Levittown Board of Education. The incumbents are current Board Vice President Diane Shapiro and trustees Kenneth Auer, Sr. and John Garvey. Running for the first time is Levittown resident Dan Bornstein. The positions are for a three-year term. The Levittown Council of PTAs will host a Meet the Candidates Forum Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center Auditorium, 150 Abbey Lane. The budget election and trustee vote will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from noon-9 p.m. at the following locations: Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, Wisdom Lane Middle School, Levittown Memorial Education Center, Division Avenue High School, East Broadway Elementary School, Lee Road Elementary School, East Broadway Elementary School (there are two polling areas) and Salk Middle School.
Levittown School Board Proposes Lowest Tax Increase in Nassau County
The Levittown School District has proposed a budget for the 2005-2006 school year that calls for a tax increase of only 2.6 percent, the lowest increase in all of Nassau County, and among the lowest increases for district residents in over 20 years. The 2.6 percent tax increase was made possible by the voters' support of the district's multi-year budget planning process in recent years and by an increase in the amount of state aid scheduled for the 2005-2006 school year. The district's proposed five-year budget plan, including the 2005-2006 proposed budget, has been endorsed by many community organizations, including the Levittown Property Owners Association, the voting membership of the Levittown Council of PTAs, and the Levittown-Island Trees Youth Council.
Spotlight on Sports
The Division Avenue Varsity Baseball team is off to a great start this year, with a record of 12-3. Senior pitcher Garrett Douglas has played a major role in this terrific start. Garrett currently has a record of 4 - 1 with 33 strikeouts. He is one of four team captains. His character helps instill a strong work ethic and drive among his teammates.
Roundtable on Hannon-Sweeney Bill for Handling Athlete's Head Injuries
Senator Kemp Hannon, chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, recently held a roundtable discussion at Hofstra University on the important public health issue of preventing and responding to head injuries high school students sustain during athletic activities.
Levittown Dollars for Scholars Thanks Donators
Rochon 'Will Be Great Asset to Island Trees BOE'