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Syosset Budgets Pass

The Syosset School District’s 2013-14 budget for $209,054,963, a 5.54 percent increase from last year’s budget, passed 2,627 to 1,555 last week.

“The District is very pleased and will continue to provide an excellent education for our students,” Superintendent of Syosset Schools Carole Hankin said. 

Tracy Frankel and Rob Gershon, two of three candidates who ran on an independent ticket, and Susan Parker, who ran separately, were all elected.  Parker defeated William Weiner. The school board has nine trustees.

Gershon was elected with 2,740 votes, Frankel with 2,715 and Parker with 2,460.

Gershon  spoke with the Tribune, saying that while he is disappointed in Weiner’s loss, he is “looking forward to serving on the board with [his] running mate Tracy Frankel, and the other trustees.” Gershon congratulated Parker, adding: “I am hopeful that the Syosset School Board will work together to increase transparency and see to it that the children in our top-rated school district receive the best education possible.”

Parker said: “I am honored to have been elected to serve on the Syosset Board of Education. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Board members, as well as the administration, as we continue to meet the changing needs of the community.”

Syosset Library’s budget was also passed. Lorraine Trachtman and Alene Shorin were elected to the library board.