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BOE President Unopposed For Re-election

President of the Jericho Board of Education Joseph Lorintz will be running unopposed for his expiring seat on the school board in the May 21 school board election. Completing his ninth year on the board, Lorintz says his biggest accomplishment is “being part of putting together a team of professionals who work together in a collaborative, collegial and cohesive manner - concentrating on education issues.”

Lorintz, who received his juris doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, began his tenure on the school board as trustee in July 2004. He became president in 2011.

Lorintz says the most important challenges the district faces is balancing financial restraints associated with the tax cap and complying with APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review) evaluation mandates.

“As a board, we have to do this with requirements of incorporating the common core curriculum and the immediate incorporation of the common core standards in NY State assessment testing,” Lorintz said.

Lorintz has received various awards, including Vision Long Island - Smart Growth Award in 2004, Long Island Progressive Coalition - Award for Environmental Vision of Sustainable Development in 2003 and placing on the Long Island Workers Coalition - Workforce Builders Honor Roll for four years in a row.