Friday, 28 May 2010 08:13
Massapequa Public School District Superintendent of Schools Charles Sulc and the Board of Education are pleased with the community’s support of the 2010-2011 operating budget, which passed by a vote of 3,245 to 2,621.
“The proposed financial plan represented the lowest school budget and tax increase in the last 11 years, yet protected the programs that have promoted the academic, artistic and athletic achievement of Massapequa students for more than a decade,” read a statement issued by the Massapequa School District. “This includes a curriculum that exceeds New York State Standards, award-winning music and fine arts programs, an exemplary Foreign Language program, and a championship-caliber athletic program. In the last five years alone, the Board has been able to implement cost-saving measures exceeding $7 million, including significant utilities savings to help place the district in a favorable financial position to preserve these quality programs.”
As noted in last week’s issue of The Massapequan Observer, trustee Timothy Taylor was re-elected unopposed to the BOE. Also appearing on the May 18 ballot was the Massapequa Library District budget, which passed 3,508 to 2,261, with Library Board member Gail Kubit also running unopposed and retaining her seat.