In 2004, the West Hempstead School District saw its proposed budget fail in May of that year by a total of six votes. The board of education voted by a 6-1 majority to put the same budget back up for a second vote in June. The negative vote was cast by board member Vincent Trocchia. The West Hempstead School District saw its budget pass on the second try by a 1,138 to 775 margin.
Sewanhaka Central High School District Superintendent Dr. John Williams announced his resignation at a recent meeting of the board of education. Dr. Williams will stay on until August 31, 2006 and then step down from the district he has headed for the past two years.