Written by Jill Nossa Saturday, 31 May 2014 00:00
Commander and Lara Gonzalez were elected to the North Shore School District Board of Education on Tuesday, May 20 in a contest that saw three candidates vying for two open seats. In addition, the 2014-2015 school budget passed by 71.2 percent, with 1,541 “yes” votes to
682 “no” votes (28.8 percent). Commander received 1,336 votes and Gonzalez received 1.321 votes; candidate Robert Mazzella earned 1,219 votes.
“I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the members of the North Shore School community who supported my campaign,” said Gonzalez. “I am so humbled by this experience. As a public school teacher and school leader, I have advocated for almost 20 years on behalf of children and families in other districts. Effective July 1, as Trustee, I will have the distinct privilege of advocating for all children in our school district. I hope to represent [the district] well.”
The total budget of $95,850,329 for the next school year represents a budget-to-budget increase of 1.98 percent from last year. The budget is under the allowable tax levy limit by approximately $300,000. Visit www.northshore.k12.ny.us. for more information.