On Tuesday, May 17, Massapequa residents will head to the polls to vote on the 2011-12 school budget. The $179,209,899 proposed spending plan consists of a budget-to-budget increase of 1.72 percent and a tax levy of 1.64 percent, both of which are among the lowest in Nassau County, according to district officials.
Christine Lupetine Perrino is an incumbent school board member running for re-election.
Ms. Perrino has been on the BOE for the past nine years, serving as president for two years and vice-President for six years. In addition, Ms. Perrino has been the Massapequa Board of Education’s Student Advisory Chairperson for nine years.
The members of the Nassau County Legislature can all agree on what Section 113 and Section 114 of the county charter mean; however, as residents at the first hearing on the 2011 county redistricting proposal (put forth by Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt and the Republicans who currently control the legislature) learned very quickly, Section 112 is a very different beast. Much of the discussion at the Monday, May 2 hearing involved questions of interpretation of the county charter- or, if it was a question of interpretation at all.
Addressing the nation late Sunday night, May 1, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and planner of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States was killed by a team of U.S. military operatives in Pakistan.
President Obama said, “Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
After a comprehensive search process, the Plainedge School District’s Board of Education has appointed Dr. Edward A. Salina, Jr. as the District’s new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1. Dr. Salina is a sitting assistant superintendent in the Roslyn School District.
As expected, the Village of Massapequa Park Board of Trustees voted, at its April 25 meeting, to approve a $6,165,979 budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
The budget, as with most approved by villages throughout Nassau County, keeps spending and tax rates to razor-thin differences from last year’s budget.
John McDonald, a junior from the Massapequa UFSD, is studying art at the Long Island High School for the Arts and has been selected by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as the second place junior winner of The SCAD Challenge: Toy Design Competition.
After over a decade of hard work and persistence by the Massapequa Water District (MWD), federal experts have concluded that the heavily relied upon Grumman-Navy groundwater model is inadequate.
The Martin C. Barell School in Wantagh was a big beneficiary as leading folk-rock singers and songwriters Peter Case and Joe Iadanza recently struck a chord for autism awareness during The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc.’s Performing Artists for Autism Education Inaugural Concert.
At its April 11 meeting, the Village of Massapequa Board of Trustees considered a tentative version of the 2011-2012 budget, the results of which will be voted on at the April 25 meeting.
The proposed budget amounts to $6,165,979 in total appropriations. Village officials estimate revenues other than real estate taxes at $1,792,431. According to Mayor James Altadonna, the expenditures amount to a “modest increase” of 1.44 percent from last year’s budget.
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