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The present Port Washington school bond proposal is not fiscally responsible nor educationally sound. While the school district is anticipating an increasing enrollment over the next several years, a $68.1 million bond goes beyond the limits of fiscal restraint.

As a public school teacher, I have worked in a school where modular classrooms have been in use for over 15 years to accommodate rising enrollments. They are an inexpensive and efficient way to solve the problem of classroom space. In my experience, teachers have fought to be able to teach their classes in these modern, air conditioned, functional and esthetically pleasing buildings.

While our community has a commitment to providing adequate instructional space, it must be sought with sound fiscal responsibility. Let's not forget, it is the good reputation of dedicated and talented teachers, administrators and support staff, that make for a quality education. With the upcoming county reassessment, Nassau County's beleagured finances, the Town of North Hempstead's court judgment and a recession-like economy, I know a $68.1 million school bond is fiscally irresponsible. Let's not break the bank!

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