Written by Betsy Abraham, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00
Siela Bynoe, Leslie Davis and Rodney Caines are not going anywhere. The three incumbents, who call themselves 516, will all begin another three-year term in July and were re-elected to the Westbury Board of Education with strong voter support.
This is the second term for all three incumbents. District-wide, Davis received 944 votes, Caines received 855 and Bynoe received 823. The three other contestants all had votes in the low 700s.
“I’m very happy that the public spoke on my behalf,” Davis said.
Davis says that first on the agenda for the new candidates is searching for a superintendent.
“That will be our first implementation. We’re going to get a superintendent. I can’t tell you how, but that’s our priority,” Davis said. “Collectively, we’re going to come up with an answer.”
Voters also decided to approve the budget, 1046-576. The $117,527,840 budget has a 1.67 tax levy cap.
“This shows that our parents an community do care about the school and district and support our efforts,” Interim Superintendent Mary Lagnado said.